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UPDATE: Police on Friday recovered a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in the incident, according to a tweet from the Salt Lake City Police Department. "Vehicle will be processed. Not further information will be available until Monday afternoon," the tweet said.
SALT LAKE CITY — Police responded to reports of shots fired near Trolley Square in Salt Lake Thursday morning.
An individual fired a weapon near 500 S. 600 East then may have fled into the mall shortly before 8 a.m., Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking said. Police put the mall on lockdown and conducted a search of the property but say the shooter fled in a vehicle.
Breaking: Police say say their shooting suspect is no longer in the area of Trolley Square and fled in a vehicle. Lifting evacuations and lock downs now. pic.twitter.com/yLKHfzJiCm— Felicia Martinez (@FeliciaNews) April 11, 2019
Officers are still investigating, and some roads in the area are closed. Whole Foods was on a shelter-in-place protocol, as were schools in the area. Most of the businesses in the mall had not yet opened at the time of the shooting and lockdown, according to Wilking. All protocols have since been lifted.
Wilking said the weapon may have been fired into the air, and he believes no one was hit.
The investigation is still ongoing, and police are still searching for the alleged shooter.
Contributing: Felicia Martinez, KSL TV