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Oaks Mall evacuated after someone let off fireworks inside

GPD officials say no one is in custody but witnesses say they saw a group of young black males...
GPD officials say no one is in custody but witnesses say they saw a group of young black males setting off the firecrackers.(WCJB FILE)
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 11:43 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Oaks Mall was evacuated Saturday evening due to possible shots fired that officials say turned out to just be fireworks.

According to local law enforcement and viewer confirmation, the mall was evacuated around 6:15 P.M Saturday evening.

Gainesville Police responded to the scene and managed the evacuation.

GPD officials say no one is in custody but witnesses say they saw a group of young black males setting off the firecrackers.

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