Gunshot sounds prompt lockdown, heightened security at Edison Mall
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Panic ensued Wednesday night at Edison Mall following reports of shots being fired, which prompted a lockdown of the mall just days before Christmas.
No evidence of shots being fired or a shooting was found, Fort Myers police said.
This is the fifth violent incident at Southwest Florida shopping areas in last few months, including a deputy-involved shooting at the Coconut Point mall.
Police responded to a shots heard call after a witness said they heard shots, FMPD Public Information Officer Jay Rodriguez said.
No victims were found. It’s unclear if there are any injuries or suspects.
A witness said three men were fighting and jumped another man. The man who was targeted started firing a gun and ran into the mall and hid, according to the witness.
A Macy’s employee said the store was evacuated and police were seen inside the mall.
Below is a video of Wednesday night’s coverage on WINK News.
Several people took to social media to report what they saw and heard. Albert Onzo was hiding in Edison Mall:
No further information was immediately available.