TUKWILA, Wash. -- The sound of gunfire at Southcenter Mall Monday afternoon sent some shoppers into a panic, but luckily no one was injured.
Police swarmed the mall after reports of gunfire came in as people ran for safety -- some hiding in stock rooms; others heading for the exits.
"I heard three shots and then I saw everybody just start running. And I started running," said Sam Grihm. "It was just scary. It was scary because you never know."
Investigators later determined a gun went off in what they've called an "illegal discharge." No arrests have been made.
Tukwila Police tweeted at 5 p.m. Monday that the mall is open and that security advised that any stores closed may reopen.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.