COPS have rushed to the the Arizona Mills Mall as customers hide inside stores amid fears of an active shooter.
Tempe Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident at the mall after multiple reports have emerged from shoppers who claimed to have heard gunshots.
Tempe Police and the fire department are on the scene.
There has not yet been confirmation of shots fired.
No injuries have been reported.
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Police are said to be combing through the mall “slowly and thoroughly.”
An eyewitness reported seeing two men arguing when one pulled out a gun.
The man then walked further into the mall and began firing, according to the eyewitness.
Video from the scene shows a heavy police presence, while another video shows cops running into the mall.
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Shoppers have taken to social media to share their experiences, with many saying they heard multiple gunshots and hurried to leave the mall.
One shopper was playing with a puppy when he reported hearing multiple gunshots.
“This dude came in with this gun and started shooting inside the mall, people running, screaming, falling,” the man wrote in a Facebook post.
“We grabbed the dog, and went out through the back door of store down through the basement and loading docks till it got us out of mall.”
Others have reported hiding in closets and in the backs of stores.
One person shared on Twitter that she received a frantic phone call from her sister who works in the mall.
“My sister called me because there was an active shooter at Arizona Mills mall, where she works. I’m f***ing tired. She just turned 18. She’s just trying to work and go to school. She’s having a panic attack on the phone.”
The Sun has reached out to the Tempe Police Department for further information.
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