BREAKING: Active Shooter at Las Vegas Mall (Update)

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Breaking News 911 is reporting this evening that there is an active shooter (update: man with a gun) at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, NV.

NEVADA — There were reports of an active gunman at a shopping mall in Las Vegas Thursday night.

Witnesses reported gunfire at the Boulevard Mall—located at 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy in Paradise.

There was a major police presence on scene but it was unclear what prompted the disturbance. Officers with rifles drawn were pictured sweeping the mall.

It was unknown if there are any victims.

Residents are being urged to avoid the area.”

On a personal note; this is my mall. This was the childhood mall I spent my weekends in. My mom and I would meet my grandmother for lunch dates there.

As my mom shopped the racks of Woolworths and JC Penny my sister and I would play hide and seek. This is where I rushed each month to pick up the latest copy of the series Sweet Valley Twins and The Baby-Sitters Club at Walden Books.

I went on my very first date at this mall and held hands with a boy for the first time while sitting on a black leather couch in the furniture shop. Now this.

The area surrounding the Boulevard Mall, like most of Las Vegas, has undergone a rapid demographic shift and an equally rapid increase in crime over the last three decades. 

In my childhood it was overwhelmingly white, but by the time my family moved out of the area, when I was in high school, the elementary and middle schools often had only one or two white children out of hundreds of Latino students who had flooded the area. 

This is the changing America.

Please check back for updates as this is a developing story. 

UPDATE: Police are saying no shots or injuries have been confirmed. The area is still closed off.

Update: 9:45 PST, no shots were fired, no one was injured. Police still looking for a man reported to be in the area with a gun.

There will be no further updates.

BREAKING: Active Shooter at Las Vegas Mall

Breaking News 911 is reporting this evening that there is an active shooter at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, NV. ” NEVADA – There were reports of an active gunman at a shopping mall in Las Vegas Thursday night. Witnesses reported gunfire at the Boulevard Mall-located at 3528 S.

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