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Several suspects are currently in custody and being questioned by detectives.
Aventura Major Michael Bentolila said that two groups of people got into a fight outside of a Hugo Boss store. One person brandished a weapon, which spurred someone in the other group to pull out a gun and start firing.
Multiple agencies are currently looking for the shooter, who fled the mall, Bentolila said.
Authorities started responding to the mall at 3:39 p.m. At least three people were transported to a local hospital and one of them is currently in the trauma center, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Videos posted on social media showed people exiting the mall and others sheltering in stores.
Derek Smart, a video game designer who works nearby the mall, posted a video of several people trying to crouch behind cover.
“I can’t even begin to describe the chaos,” Smart wrote on Twitter. “It’s the most heartbreaking thing I have ever witnessed. Moms, kids, yelling & screaming, falling, tripping, kids – lost in the fray – amid the chaos and running around blindly in search of their parents.”
Bentolila said there are no ongoing threats at the mall, which is currently closed.