Florida Police & SWAT Teams Investigating Active Shooter At Lauderhill Mall

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Officers from the Lauderdale Police Department and Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an active shooter inside a grocery store at Lauderhill Mall.

Emergency response crews responded to the call around 12:15 PM EST at the Winn Dixie located at 1531 North State Road 7.

Lauderhill police are at the scene and deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating. SWAT team members were also called to the scene.

Police have asked people to avoid 1531 NSR7 Winn Dixie in Lauderhill, Florida while they investigate reports of an active shooter.

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

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

Twitter user Nicole Fracesca says that the active shooters are at the Lauderhill Mall.

Active shooting in lauderhill mall ! Please call if you have anyone there , be safe !

— nix (@niicolefrancesa) October 12, 2017

According to a tweet from Twitter user @_Enrique47, four people have been killed.

4 people dead at lauderhill mall. U heard it here first 🙃

— Emperor Kuzco (@_Enrique47) October 12, 2017

Furthermore, two separate Twitter users are indicating that the gunmen taken hostages:

so 2 robbers got ppl held as hostages in winn dixie😕 Lord im glad i didnt want crabs today

— N I N A 👑 (@_chulani) October 12, 2017

Man somebody holding people in Winn Dixie hostage at the lauderhill mall

— GucciHendrix❣️ (@SheGuccii) October 12, 2017


About Lauderhill, Florida

Lauderhill, officially the City of Lauderhill, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 66,887.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles.

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