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Boca Police: Person Hurt At Town Center Mall Not Shot, Suffered 'Trauma Wound'

BOCA POLICE (CBSMiami) – The Boca Police Department says a person hurt at Town Center Mall was not shot, and suffered a trauma wound, despite earlier reports that stated there was an active shooter at the mall.

Boca PD corrected an earlier tweet around 6:00 p.m. Sunday which said one person with a gunshot wound was transported to Delray Medical Center.

The corrected tweet says the person may have a "POSSIBLE gunshot wound," and the Chief of Police told CBS4's Amber Diaz that victim was not shot.

It's still unclear how the person, who was taken to Delray Medical Center, sustained the wound. The person's condition was not reported.

At a 5:30 p.m. news conference, Boca police described the victim's injury as a trauma wound. The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

There were several other minor injuries due to trips and falls of people running to escape the chaos.

Police said said the incident was confined to the food court area.

Police are still searching for a suspect. They did not have a motive and have not recovered any weapons of any kind.

According to CBS12 reporter Lexi Nahl, shoppers told her the mall was put on lockdown. She added that shoppers heard a PA announcement to stay away from the doors.

Shopper Rachel Cohn tweeted video of police units, which she said was SWAT, heading towards the mall.

Other social media posts captured the tense situation as police with high-powered rifles moved through the mall.

Boca PD later confirmed SWAT was searching the mall.

Nahl reports shoppers heard another PA announcement that they will evacuated people store by store.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.

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