WATCH: SWAT Team Arrives at Winn Dixie After Reports of an Active Shooter
Just moments after reports of an active shooter at a Winn Dixie location in Lauderhill, Florida, a heavy police presence was seen outside, preparing to check the building.
The Lauderhill Police Department swept the area and has confirmed that there the claims of an active shooter were “unfounded.”
Police arrived at the store, which is located on the north end of the Lauderhill Mall, on Thursday afternoon. Several people on social media had been posting about an active shooter, but thankfully, that was not the case. Police have launched an investigation.
Joe Caldwell, Manager of Corporate Communications at Southeastern Grocers, released the following statement, according to CBS Miami.
“We are currently monitoring the situation. We are taking this matter very seriously because the trust and safety of our customers and associates is our highest priority. We are fully cooperating with the Lauderhill Police Department and Broward County Sheriff’s Office on this active investigation and defer any updates to them while details are still being confirmed.”