According to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, reports of a shooting turned out to be false.
"Incident was actually a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store," Acevedo tweeted.
Police said they received a call of shots fired around 7:45 p.m.
.@houstonpolice gave us an update on tonight's Memorial City Mall incident. Someone used a hammer to try and break a jewelry store's glass case. Shoppers thought it was gunfire. No one hurt. Suspect on the run. https://t.co/Lf0g9y0RDz pic.twitter.com/WP7odGOgil— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) December 3, 2017
Reports of active shooter at Memorial City Mall have been confirmed to be false. Situation is stable and under control by @houstonpolice incident was actually a smash and grab at a jewelry store. No shooting or injuries have occurred.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) December 3, 2017
We received a call about 745pm of possible shots fired at Memorial City Mall. Several officers responded. At this time, there’s no evidence a shooting has occurred. Very fluid, active scene. PIO is en route.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 3, 2017
A male suspect used a hammer to try and smash a case inside the jewelry store, police said.
The suspect fled from the scene.
No other details have been released.
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