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Fashion Place Mall Says False Alarm Blared During Shooting

Jan 14, 2019, 7:28 PM | Updated: 9:56 pm

MURRAY, Utah (AP) – Officials with a Utah mall where two people were wounded Sunday in a gang-related shooting are acknowledging that a false fire alarm that went off seconds before the shooting created confusion.

Brookfield Properties spokeswoman Lindsay Kahn said Monday in a statement that two messages were played inside the Fashion Place mall in a suburb of Salt Lake City in short succession. The first message said the original alarm was false, but a second message after the shooting told people evacuate or take shelter.

Kahn said it was an unfortunate coincidence and apologized.

Chicago-based Brookfield owns Fashion Place mall. Kahn says the company is reviewing security measures, but declined to disclose details.

Murray Police Officer Kenny Bass said earlier Monday that the alarm has been malfunctioning for days.

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