Lauderhill police investigate reports of active shooter

Authorities are investigating reports of an active shooter situation in Lauderhill.

Lauderhill police said on Twitter that there were reports of an active shooter at the Winn-Dixie at the Lauderhill Mall, 1531 State Road 7.

Police were asking the community to avoid the area.

The Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT team was at the scene.

Schools in the area have been placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney said parts of the mall are blocked off, but parts still appear to be open.

Forney said there was a large police presence at the scene.

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