Gun brandished, but no shots fired in incident at the Augusta Mall

Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 2:41 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Deputies were called to the Augusta Mall food court Sunday afternoon after reports of shots fired.

According to the incident report, a Richmond County deputy responded to the call around 2 p.m. Sunday. The deputy spoke with mall security who advised there was no active shooter threat and no shots were fired.

A witness told the deputy that she saw two groups of men enter the mall near the food court. She says the two groups got into a verbal altercation. One of the men lifted his shirt and openly displayed a gun, and someone in the food court shouted, “Gun!” Multiple people inside the mall started running away from the area.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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