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Calif. mall on lockdown after shots fired

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December 15, 2012 08:54 PM EST | AP


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police have taken a suspect into custody after shots were fired at a Southern California shopping mall, forcing a lockdown of stores. It did not appear anyone was hurt.

Newport Beach police Sgt. William Depweg said shots were fired in the area of a Macy's department store at the Fashion Island mall Saturday afternoon.

Depweg said someone was taken into custody, and there were no known victims.

There were no further details immediately available.

Several shoppers tweeted that they were kept inside stores in the open-air mall after gunshots were heard.