‘NO ACTIVE SHOOTER’: Houston police say firecracker responsible for panic

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UPDATE: Houston police say there is no active shooter at Memorial City Mall.

The HPD Twitter feed says the panic was caused by a male suspect setting off firecrackers inside the mall.

At least one child has been reported to be injured, according to the HPD Twitter.

The suspect has not been located.

ORIGINAL STORY:

HOUSTON, Texas (KETK) – Houston police are responding to reports of a possible active shooter.

According to the HPD Twitter feed, the reports are coming from Memorial City Mall.

“No threat has been found at this time but officers are still continuing a diligent search of the area,” HPD tweeted. “More information will be provided as it becomes available.”

KPRC, our NBC sister station in Houston, says police are on scene but “have been unable to confirm anything.”

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that mall shoppers “have panicked,” but that no weapons appear to be involved in what the newspaper terms “an unspecified disturbance.”

KETK will update this story as more information becomes available.

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