DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Davenport Police have confirmed responding to multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots fired around 11:41 a.m. Sunday inside the NorthPark Mall.
Officials say preliminary information indicates that there were two groups of people “engaged in a verbal altercation” in the northwest section of the mall. Then the argument escalated and one person allegedly held up a handgun and fired two shots at the other group. All members of the group then left the scene, police said.
When various law enforcement agencies arrived at the scene, they found several shell casings in the area where the dispute occurred, according to the press release. They say no injured person was found at the scene.
A section of the mall was temporarily closed during the incident, but is now open again, officials said.
Officers will remain in the NorthPark Mall area while the incident is investigated and the mall will continue its normal business hours.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit a tip online to CrimeStoppers.
A dozen squad cars could be seen near the Barnes & Noble store around noon, with police entering the mall.
A TV6 viewer, manager of one of the mall’s stores, said workers were currently locked in the back room for security reasons. Another TV6 viewer who was at the mall said that the police entered the store with guns and could see several police officers inside the mall.
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