Contrary to some internet rumors swirling, no shots were fired and no one was injured in a fight at Tuscaloosa's University Mall Thursday afternoon.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers were called to the mall on McFarland Boulevard around 12:50 p.m. about a group of people fighting there.

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Details are still sparse so soon after the first call, but Taylor said police believe someone saw a gun while the fight was underway, which led to a group of people rushing out of the mall, but no shots were fired.

TPD did sent multiple units to the mall after an initial call reported that shots had been fired, but Taylor said officers quickly determined that was not the case and returned to normal operations.

TPD is looking now for the people involved in the scuffle, who are no longer on mall property, and more information may be made available later Thursday afternoon.

This is a developing story, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates as they come in.

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