Shoppers walk towards a garage after leaving the Aventura Mall where a shooting left three people injured and several suspects in custody, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Aventura, Fla. Aventura Police said two groups of people had begun fighting in the mall when shots rang out. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Suspect sought after 3 injured in shooting at Miami-area mall

Aventura police said a fight between two groups of people led to three people being shot inside the Aventura Mall on Saturday afternoon.

Those three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals, police said.

Authorities said a total of five people had to be treated for injuries.

The shooting took place at around 4 p.m. near the Hugo Boss store at the mall located in the 19500 block of Biscayne Blvd.

“We heard bang, bang, bang, and they shut the doors. We are grateful to be alive and glad our kids were not here,” said one shopper.

Police said they are looking for their main shooter and that they have several individuals in custody. “It seems like everyone who was involved in this were the ones who were injured, and again we are getting information from the ones we have in custody, “ said Aventura Police Major Michael Bentolila.

The gunman managed to leave on foot and headed westbound from the mall.

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