Brandon Mall. – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office swiftly reacted to reports of a potential shooting at the renowned Brandon Town Center Mall on Saturday afternoon. Thankfully, upon thorough investigation of surveillance footage, it was revealed that the incident was simply an unintended discharge of a firearm by a woman who was reaching for an item in her purse.
Authorities have confirmed that no injuries have been reported, ensuring the public that there is no ongoing danger. However, as a precautionary measure, the mall will remain closed for the remainder of the day.
Public safety is the utmost priority, and the swift response of law enforcement has provided reassurance to the community during this incident.
“Every day, our deputies put their lives on the line to protect our communities and today was no different,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Our agency’s dedication and swift response to this incident demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens.”