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Concord police say no evidence of gunfire amid disorder at Concord Mills mall

A report of shots fired at Concord Mills mall on Saturday night led to emergency responders clearing people from the mall – but in a statement Sunday afternoon, Concord police said they have found no evidence of gunfire.

Video of the large police response at the mall led to speculation on social media about what happened, and police said that speculation needs to end.

“Absent evidence of gun violence, social media chatter suggesting last night’s disorder was something more than what the evidence shows is irresponsible and needs to stop,” the statement said.

On Saturday night, authorities did find a large group of young people engaged in disorderly physical conduct, the statement said. Concord 911 communications supervisor Bradley Cohen said people were fighting inside and outside the mall, near Dave & Buster’s and the AMC Concord Mills 24 movie theater.

Cohen said the fighting led to some arrests.

In the statement, police said law enforcement and mall security officers quickly restored order and dispersed the crowd.

Concord police asked anyone who has evidence of gun violence at the mall Saturday night to contact police at 704-920-5000.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester

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