Chaotic Shopping Scene After Reports of Gunfire at Christiana Mall in Delaware

Shoppers at a Delaware mall fled the retail center Friday night following what police are investigating as reports of gunfire.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. inside Christiana Mall.

About 10:45 p.m., a state police spokesman said the ongoing investigation had not yet found any evidence of an actual shooting. No arrests had been made as of that time, state police said.

Troopers were still going store-by-store to clear the mall, police said.

Delaware state police tweeted that troopers were on scene investigating.

"Please avoid the area," state police said initially. "Further information will be released as it becomes available."

A triage area was set up for injuries that occurred to shoppers who fled the mall. One witness, Haley Quickel, of Middletown, who was inside the mall's Target at the time of the initial incident, said the chaos spilled into the parking lot.

"Mostly, there was a lot of people crying and saying they left all their stuff inside," Quickel said. "Everyone was just trying to get out and into their cars, honking horns."

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