HPD: No shooting at Memorial City Mall, suspect in smash-and-grab on the run

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at Memorial City Mall Saturday evening.

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.

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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