A shooting incident at the Great Mall was first recorded on Saturday at 5:23 p.m. local time, according to ABC 7.
The Santa Clara County sheriff's office tweeted that sheriff's deputies are on scene assisting Milpitas police.
Police have asked the public to avoid the area while officers are investigating the shooting incident. All shops at the Great Mall are urged to shelter-in-place.
It is unclear whether there are any casualties or damage, nor it is known if there is an active shooter on site.
MPD is currently investigating a shooting at the Great Mall. Out of an abundance of caution we have asked all stores to shelter-in-place while officers continue assessing the situation. Please stay away from the area and we’ll provide additional updates shortly.— Milpitas Police (@MilpitasPD) December 20, 2020
ABC 7 said that one witness shared videos from a Guess store inside the mall, adding that there were 40 people inside with her. All were reportedly told to lock themselves inside.
Anyone know what’s goin on at great mall I’m so scareddd wtf pic.twitter.com/eiRZ8QrJGh— lolly (@officiallollyy) December 20, 2020
Bro what’s goin on I’m freaking out pic.twitter.com/7CfaryXCA4— lolly (@officiallollyy) December 20, 2020
Another user posted a video, saying they were stuck inside the Colombia stock room due to the shooting incident.
Other videos allegedly taken at the scene show a heavy police presence around the mall.
No further details are immediately available.