1 shot in leg at Town Center at Boca Raton mall

2 suspects taken into custody

Authorities are investigating a shooting at a South Florida mall.

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a shooting at a South Florida mall.

Police were called to the Boca Town Center Mall in Boca Raton Wednesday in reference to a shooting investigation.

According to Boca Raton police, one person was shot in the leg and two people were detained.

Hailey Sanchez was working at a store inside the mall when everything happened.

“I just heard a loud explosion,” she said. “It was so scary.”

Police respond to a shooting at Town Center at Boca Raton mall. (WPLG)

Sanchez said shoppers ran inside her store for cover.

She said while helping shoppers hide and fearing the worst, she called her mother.

“I told her I loved her because I thought I was going to die or something,” Sanchez said.

Police eventually said there was no active shooter situation and there was no need to shelter in place.

The victim was taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

A motive for the shooting is unclear.

One person was injured and two people were detained following a shooting Wednesday at a mall in Boca Raton.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.