Police received reports of gunshots fired inside oa a shopping mall in Texas and evacuated the building.
Mall employee Deborah White said she was about to raise the security gate that covered the Ashley Stewart store where she worked when a security guard ran down the mall corridors, pounding on gates and doors and telling everyone to evacuate.
"I just left my coat and got out," White said. About a dozen people left the mall with her, mostly store employees.
The mall is located in north Houston, a few miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.