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(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — A shooting was reported at a mall southeast of Orlando Saturday morning, authorities confirm.

Just before 10:30 a.m., the Melbourne Police Department tweeted that officers were “currently working a shooting” at the Melbourne Square Mall.


Officers currently working a shooting @ Melbourne Sq Mall; Ofcs have control of situation; mall temp closed; information wen available.

— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) January 17, 2015

Ten minutes later, the police department tweeted that the “shooter is contained.” The police department added that the mall is temporarily closed and officers are working to clear the shopping center store by store.



Shooter is contained; Ofcs are clearing the mall store by store

— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) January 17, 2015

The police department has not reported injuries.

Calls to the Melbourne Police Department were not immediately returned.


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