Authorities evacuate Dolphin Mall Saturday night

Authorities evacuated Dolphin Mall during a busy Saturday night to investigate reports of a shooting.

The Miami-Dade Police Department assisted Sweetwater police officers with securing the mall at 11401 NW 12th St., which remained on lockdown until Sunday. 

Sweetwater police officers scanned the property in search of an alleged shooter. Shoppers and employees were forced out with their hands up and some were ordered to wait in their cars.  

"The calls came in as a potential shots fired," Sweetwater Commissioner Marcos Villanueva said after the evacuation. 

Authorities later determined there were no injuries and didn't arrest any suspects. There was panic during the evacuation and as police officers followed the procedure of an "active shooter" call. 

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