An 'active shooter' was reported at Century City Mall in Los Angeles, on the city's westside. LAPD has no confirmed reports of a shooter or victims at this time.
Police responded to a radio call about a man with a gun at an unknown location inside the mall at 12:42 p.m., LAPD Officer Jeff Lee said.
An office building at 1901 Avenue of the Stars next to the mall is on lockdown, according to an email sent to tenants.
Police said they have found no evidence of shots fired and are still looking for a suspect.
“Nothing has been confirmed,” Lee said. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.”
Deputy Chief Horace Frank, the LAPD’s head of counter-terrorism, said there are reports that a man inside the Amazon store may have attempted to set a package on fire.
The LAPD’s bomb squad is responding to the scene to ensure there is no threat.
The incident comes hours after a mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
If you are at the Century City Mall we ask that you remain calm and shelter in place until you receive instructions from the officers on scene.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 15, 2019