THIRD UPDATE 16:20: LAPD officers say there is "no evidence of a gunshot or casualties" at the Westfield Century City Mall and they say that to the people who are still in the house they can "quietly leave the site."
2ND UPDATE, 14:15: The LAPD has confirmed That there is no active shooter, but a suspicious package is being investigated, the mall is still in the blackout stage.
"Please be patient in the Century City Mall," the LAPD wrote in a Twitter update Time no active shooter However, the officers are present at the mall when investigating a suspicious package and must ensure the safety of all. Please be careful and respectful with each other and we are all safe!
UPDATED, 1:44 PM: The police state calls on "man with a gun "Previous Tweet Corrected" Active Shooter. "
PREVIOUSLY: Los Angeles police respond to calls from an active shooter at Westfield Century City Mall officials cleared the buildings and called on people, either to evacuate or hide in. The LAPD has so far reported "no evidence of shooting or sacrifice."
The police also investigated a suspicious package.
The first calls came at 12:45 pm Local media report that one Man with a gun at the video surveillance ge He is described as a man in his late teens. No word on whether he stays at the scene or fled. For now, the search seems to have focused on the Bloomingdale & # 39; s building in the large mall, which also houses the AMC Century City 15 multiplex.
The situation takes place during a busy lunch break in an area that is close to several entertainment venues such as CAA, ICM Partners, A & E Networks and Ziffren Brittenham.
A video of the scene shows police vehicles parked at all entrances to the mall, and the surrounding streets – Santa Monica Boulevard, Avenue of the Stars, Century Park West and Constellation Boulevard – seem to be closed, but not yet confirmed has been.
Coincidentally, the LAPD will conduct a large-scale active shooting on Saturday at City Hall.
The news comes after at least 49 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The armed man has broadcast the attack live on Facebook.