No shooting at Memorial City Mall, rather smash and grab incident at jewelry store, police say

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - Houston police said there was no shooting at Memorial City Mall, rather a smash-and-grab incident was reported at a jewelry store inside the mall Saturday evening.

The incident was reported at 7: 45 p.m. after several false reports of a shooting at Memorial City Mall.

VIDEO: Sky 2 scene over Memorial City Mall

Police surrounded Macy's looking for a possible active shooter. Macy's customers had barricaded themselves inside the store's bathroom after hearing possible gunfire.%INLINE%

After investigating the scene, police said there was no evidence of a shooting incident.

Police said no injuries occurred, and the situation was stable and under control.

Police said surveillance video showed a man smashing a case at a jewelry store with a hammer several times. The sounds from the hammer being smashed against the glass may have sounded like gunfire, police said.

VIDEO: Officials give updates on smash and grab incident at Memorial City Mall

The suspect was unsuccessful in breaking the case and fled the scene.

The smash-and-grab suspect is still on the run, police said. Surveillance images will be released to the public for help in identifying the suspect.

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