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Gunfire report triggers lockdown at Moreno Valley Mall

A report of gunfire outside a Victoria's Secret store triggered a lockdown of the Moreno Valley Mall for several hours Thursday.

No victims were located at the mall and nobody was taken into custody, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

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Riverside County sheriff's deputies responded to the Moreno Valley Mall after receiving reports of gunshots about 11:40 a.m., Deputy Mike Vasquez said.

The mall was put on lockdown as deputies searched the property for any suspects, weapons or victims, officials said.

As of 1 p.m., No one had been taken into custody, no gun was found and no one appeared injured, Vasquez said.

The lockdown was lifted around 2:30 p.m.

A woman who answered the phone at the mall's Victoria's Secret store said a fight broke out in front of the store and one of the participants fired a gun. The woman identified herself as an employee but did not give her name.

UPDATES:

2:50 p.m.: This article was updated with the end of the lockdown.

1:25 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from Deputy Mike Vasquez.

1:05 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from a person contacted at the mall's Victoria's Secret store.

This article was originally published at 12:40 p.m.

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