Scuffle at Westland Mall triggers panic, false gunfire reports

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A fight between a group of males at Westland Mall caused shoppers to run out in panic, triggering false reports of shots fired on social media, Saturday.

According to Hialeah Police, the ensuing chaos led to tweets and posts that mentioned people hearing what they thought were gunshots, but investigators confirmed this was all a false alarm, and no shots were fired.

Police said the people involved in the altercation knocked over a trash can. The loud sound caused several people to flee in fear.

Security personnel captured some of the males involved, but it remains unclear whether or not they were arrested.

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