Video shows Virginia mall chaos as light shattering mistaken for shots fired

Posted 55 days ago


A video has emerged showing scenes of chaos at a mall in Virginia after a falling light fixture was mistaken for the sound of gunshots.

The incident happened at the Tysons Corner Center in Tysons on Sunday – prompting Fairfax County Police to move in and clear the area.

"The investigation revealed a light fixture fell causing a loud noise," police later said in a tweet. "No evidence of a shooting was discovered."

Video captured by a witness inside the mall shows panicked shoppers running up an escalator while screams are heard echoing in the background.... (Read more)