Fayette Mall in Kentucky on lockdown after reports of active shooter and gunfire

A MALL in KENTUCKY is on lockdown after reports of an active shooterand gunfire.

Cops were seen surrounding the Fayette Mall in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday afternoon, according to reports.


The shooting took place at approximately 4pm.

Lexington Police informed the public at 5pm that the incident did not involve an active shooter.

Officers have urged the public to avoid the area as the mall is "currently being evacuated and officers are checking each store."

"Mall patrons and employees are being sheltered on LexTran buses," police explained.

A reporter with NBC affiliate WSAZ NewsChannel 3, shared footage from the scene on Twitter.

Along with the video – which showed at least seven police vehicles outside the mall – the reporter wrote: "A viewer from Boyd County just sent me this video from the Fayette Mall in Lexington.

"They tell me they were at the Cheesecake Factory when it was put on lockdown after a reported shooting inside the mall."

The reporter, Chad Hendrick, said patrons who took the video were able to get out safely.

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