AVENTURA (CBSMiami) – Two men are in police custody facing charges after a late morning shooting at the Aventura Mall Friday.
The shooting happened inside the Nordstrom store where two men were shot.
According to the Aventura police, four men had an altercation that escalated and one man shot two others.
The two shooting victims were hospitalized, one was in critical condition. The other was in stable condition.
“I saw people running and the SWAT team go into the store. My manager said pull down the gate,” a worker next to Nordstrom tells CBS4.
#AventuraPolice Todays incident @AventuraMall was quickly addressed by Nordstrom security #AventuraMall security and @aventurapolice officers assigned to the mall leading to a quick arrest. This was an argument between 4 individuals & not related to anything else.@cityofaventura pic.twitter.com/zYjqmJymQe
— Aventura Police (@aventurapolice) May 29, 2020
Police said they did recover a weapon.
Police wrote on Twitter that the incident was ‘quickly addressed by Nordstrom security, Aventura Mall security and Aventura police who were assigned to the mall leading to a quick arrest.”
Police say Aventura Mall remains open, but Nordstrom will remain closed until police finish their investigation.
Police said there is no ongoing threat to anyone at this time and due to the quick response by all those involved, no employees or bystanders were injured.