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.
Lauderhill Police investigating reports of an active shooter 1531 NSR7 Winn Dixie. Community asked to avoid area. PIO on scene pic.twitter.com/tVktSiCQIe— LauderhillPDPIO (@LPDPIO) October 12, 2017
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.