Sacramento, Calif., mall locked down after 'large physical altercation'; Some shoppers report gunshots; Update: Link to video

Shoppers at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, Calif., reported panic and an exodus of people after a fight and possible gunshots were witnessed.

Kim Minugh is a reporter for the Sacramento Bee.

So, were shots fired? As we learned from a recent incident in Portland, Ore., even first-hand accounts can vary widely. Those who were on the scene, though, insist they heard gunfire.

Mall security says otherwise. Sacramento Police report only a “large physical altercation.”

The lockdown appears to be over. Twitchy will provides updates as they become available.


Four have been arrested. All official reports indicate that no shots were fired, but it’s still unclear whether guns were involved.

The Sacramento Police report that there was no gun, and shoppers are welcome back.



  • Sketti

    That area is crime ridden and lots of little punks hang out there. So in other words, violence is the norm for that area/mall.

    • traffic_robot

      Yep. Hoodlums paradise, that mall.

    • Ariadnea

      This looks more and more like engineered and purposely manipulated to push for gun control laws. Does it look more like a Holder & Obama’s Fast & Furious?

  • Albert N. Milliron

    Someone dropped a book

    • Rob Ramcharan

      Why would anybody in a California shopping mall be carrying a book?

      • Albert N. Milliron

        Because they banned magazines LOL

        • trailortrash


  • Jack Deth

    Car backfiring
    String of firecrackers
    Could have been a diversion for rip & run shoplifters
    Or what was decades ago called, a rumble.

    In other words. Cali Night Sounds.

  • RockyRambone

    You have to be careful in Sacramento. There is lots of gang violence at any public place (malls, sports bars, clubs, etc.). Hope everyone is okay. And this was in the daytime! I remember when this stuff used to only happen at night. It’s getting worse.

  • Rob Ramcharan

    Hmm…File this one under Gun-Free Zone Signs, Effectiveness Of.

  • LoriGirl

    How would anyone know what a gunshot sounded like? Cali gun laws are THAT effective you know. But they can open-carry books. So there’s that.

  • reags

    Use the White House’s own “We the People” website and make them respond to every pro 2nd Amendment petition

  • Peyton

    I doubt most of these people have even heard gunshots outside of their tv sets. No wonder they had no idea what they were talking about.

  • TomJB

    Let me guess: “youths”