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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Police search Trolley Square for a gunman after reports of shots being fired near the shopping mall in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 11, 2019. They did not find a shooter in the area and there were no reports of injuries.

SALT LAKE CITY — The area surrounding Trolley Square was shut down for about an hour Thursday as Salt Lake police responded to reports of a gunman in the area.

About 7:35 a.m. Thursday, gunshots were heard in the area of 600 East and 500 South, said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. Witnesses told police they saw a gunman run into the mall after the shots were fired, he said.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage. It was not immediately clear if the gunman was shooting at someone or something, police said.

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Wilking said the doors to the mall were open, but all of the stores were closed with the exception of Whole Foods. Officers searched the mall as nearby schools were placed on precautionary lockdown and several surrounding streets closed.

By 8:45 a.m., police announced the lockdown was lifted after they found mall surveillance video showing the man getting into a car and driving away.

In 2007, Trolley Square was the scene of Utah's worst mass shooting when a gunman randomly killed five people and wounded four more.

Additional information will be posted about today's incident as new information becomes available.