For the second time in a few short months, the Paramus Mall at Garden State Plaza is being evacuated. There are no reports that an active shooter is present but shots were heard fired. There is also a car fire (which some are noting could have been responsible for the 'popping sounds'). Police are on scene and shoppers are being evacuated as the anxiety is (as one would imagine) high. There are currently no reports of injuries.
Evacuations are under way with local TV stations claiming shots fired...
BREAKING: NJ State Police confirm shots HAVE been fired at Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ. No word on any injuries. - @CBSNewYork
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 11, 2014
People are being evacuated...
SHOTS FIRED IN GARDEN STATE PLAZA NJ pic.twitter.com/L0LvRC8Xor
— EvErYtHiNgNY (@MoNsTaInNYC) May 11, 2014
Police are on scene...
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) November 7, 2013
But some are noting that there is also a car fire that could have been responsible for the popping sounds...
Garden State Plaza shooting? what the hell is going on… pic.twitter.com/AGv3QA9EJX
— Jonathan (@jonfocus) May 11, 2014
Wondering if "shots fired" was car fire tire explosion at Garden State Plaza pic.twitter.com/H2YbcVFkN2
— Brittany Berdy (@bmb22) May 11, 2014
The Garden State Plaza Mall was also the subject of a horror last Nov. 4, when Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck walked through the mall with a rifle that had been modified to look like an AK-47, randomly firing shots before turning the gun on himself.