US

County official: Multiple shots fired at northern NJ mall, no report of fatalities, injuries

An official wearing tactical gear walks outside of Garden State Plaza Mall following reports of a shooter, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on the mall Monday night after witnesses said multiple shots were fired there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

An official wearing tactical gear walks outside of Garden State Plaza Mall following reports of a shooter, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on the mall Monday night after witnesses said multiple shots were fired there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

A Bergen County official says multiple shots have been fired inside a mall in northern New Jersey and there are no reports of fatalities or injuries.

Bergen County spokeswoman Jeanne Baratta tells The Associated Press that shortly after 9 p.m. a call went out that shots had been fired at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus.

Baratta says one shell casing has been found. She says SWAT teams and police with K-9 units are working their way moving through the mall. She says authorities are working to evacuate anyone who is still in the mall.

She said that as of 11:30 p.m., authorities believe people are still in the mall.