Shooting Scare in Failed Robbery at Texas Border City Mall

McAllen Mall Shooting (Photo: Twitter/@hectorsandoval0)
Photo: Twitter/@hectorsandoval0

MCALLEN, Texas — Local authorities responded to reports of a shooting inside the Simon Mall in this border city on Saturday afternoon. Police later said no shots had been fired and the scare came from the sound of breaking jewelry cases during a failed robbery attempt.

Official information has not been released, however, Breitbart Texas has confirmed with law enforcement sources a large scale response buy McAllen Police, Texas DPS, and U.S. Border Patrol.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Breitbart Texas spoke with McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez who revealed that his department is investigating a robbery attempt at a jewelry store at the mall. 

Rodriguez stated that all suspected are in custody and there were no injuries. The reports of shots fired are being attributed to the sound of smashing glass cases, the chief said.

Original Story:

Local shoppers posted on social media the arrest of two suspects while claiming that authorities were searching for a third gunman in an apparent robbery gone wrong. 

This is a developing story check back for updates.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.  You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at


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