A false report of a shooting at Plaza Bonita mall caused panic and evacuations Saturday afternoon.
Officers responded to a report of a shoplifting incident when they received a report that a person had been shot and injured inside the AMC movie theater, National City Police Lt. Antonio Ybarra said.
According to Ybarra, as a result of that report, someone then pulled a fire alarm causing people to panic and evacuate the AMC movie theater and other stores in the mall.
However, once officers arrived at the theater and after NCPD's investigation, Ybarra said no shots were fired and no one had been injured due to gunshots.
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Three to four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries as people evacuated the movie theater and one person was transported to a nearby hospital, Ybarra said.
No other information was immediately available.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates.