Shots fired at Fashion Island; lockdown in effect


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Shots were fired Saturday afternoon at the busy Fashion Island shopping mall, and police have taken one man into custody.

Newport Beach police said officers are searching the mall but have not yet found anyone who’d been injured.


The shopping mall was on lockdown, and many shoppers posted messages of Facebook and Twitter saying they were locked inside stores.

The mall was crowded with holiday shoppers when the reports of shots were first posted.

Shoppers who weren’t locked in stores said they were getting to their cars to leave the mall.

The first 911 call came to police at 4:35 p.m.

After the jump are some images aggregated from social media:


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