Police respond to reports of shots fired at New Jersey mall

, Posted: Mon, November 4 2013 at 8:43 PM, Updated: Mon, November 4 2013 at 8:44 PM

Authorities were looking for a gunman inside a New Jersey shopping mall Monday evening after reports of shots fired, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

Gunfire erupted just before the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus closed at 9:30 p.m., according to the station.

More than 200 law enforcement units from local, county and state agencies were on the scene, the station reported.

"Multiple gunshots were heard. We believe it is one shooter. I know there is an active shooter near the Nordstrom area. The mall is being evacuated," Chief of Staff at Bergen County Jeanne Baratta told Reuters.

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