DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department issued an updated statement on the incident at Wiregrass Commons Mall on Saturday.
Dothan police say that a handgun was pulled out during a fight between an employee of one of the mall’s businesses and multiple people inside the business. Witnesses at the time of the fight gave conflicting information on whether or not any gunshots were fired, according to Dothan Police Captian Will Glover. So far, there has been no evidence inside or outside the mall of any gunfire.
Police issued this Facebook statement on Saturday as posts/questions began coming in about a possible active shooter, “THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER OR FIREARM ASSAULT AT WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL!”
Due to public outcry and confusion from their initial Facebook post, DPD issued this statement which reads in part, “OUR ORIGINAL POST HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH INITIAL INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED AND WE DID NOT SAY THAT IT DID NOT OCCUR.”
DPD continues to claim that there is no evidence that any shooting occurred inside or outside of the mall.
No one was injured and no suspects are currently wanted by police. The mall is now back open for business as usual.
The incident on Saturday is still under investigation. Stay with WDHN News for updates.