Gunman Reported in Parking Structure at Fashion Island

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A Macy’s department store went into lockdown Saturday afternoon after a gunman was reported in one of the parking structures at Fashion Island.

Witnesses reported hearing shots fired.

Newport police were called to the scene and were doing a sweep of the Macy’s and other stores at Fashion Island.

One person was in custody.

There were no reports of injuries.

Customers were slowly allowed to leave the outdoor mall.

Newport Beach fire fighters also assisted with the investigation.

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  • Elena Tibbs-Rubin

    I was there with my husband, step-daughter (3 y.o.) and our nanny at 4:30pm. We didn't hear shots but people started to run out of the Macy's. Somebody said that there is a gunman. My husband said: "Let's go, run, run!" I was trying on diamond earrings at that time and the salesclerk looked at me with fear that I will run away because of all this running out of store people… I got earrings off, gave it back to salesclerk, and walked out the door which was just behind the jewelry department with my family. Then we ran about 50-80 yards from the Macy's because all people was running, and then went to the parking lot to our car. It wasn't scare, nobody cried or yelled, people didn't push each other, they just was running to their cars or just outside the store at that time. And we didn't know that shooting happened in a parking lot outside the Macy's. Police blocked a part of parking lot and we drove to different exit. At that time there were a lot of police-cars and motocycles, two firetrucks and two police-helicopters. Now I see all those creasy comments about screaming and running shoppers…. There were no things like that at place where we were. It was on 2nd floor (ground floor) at jewelry department.

  • Raul Seth Perez

    Don’t hate on rich people you never know when you could become one. It is still possible. I liked your story I really appreciate it good journalism I applaud you & there is nothing wrong with useing your real name.