Great Lakes Crossing Outlets – Shooting Threat
Auburn Hills, MIApril 10, 2023— On April 8, 2023, at 6:22 pm, Officers from the Auburn Hills Police Department were taking an unrelated theft report in the food court at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets when a group of juveniles started to fight. Officers intervened to separate the individuals fighting. While doing so an Officer deployed their taser to subdue a combative person. During this incident an unknown person yelled, “Shots Fired!” Patrons inside the food court and around the mall started to run outside and away from the mall. Social media and 9-1-1 calls were inundated with reports of an active shooter inside the mall. The Officers handling the assault and battery situation were overwhelmed with the large crowd running. They called for backup and police officers from numerous agencies in Oakland County responded to assist.

The mall initiated an active shooter warning message to customers and employees in the mall to either evacuate if safe to do so or shelter in place. The entire mall has been searched by law enforcement officers. There were no confirmed shots fired and no one was injured. There is no danger to the public at this time.

During the initial fight two individuals were secured in handcuffs. Those individuals fled the mall and have not been located. At this time, we are asking the public for their assistance, if anyone witnessed this incident or has information related to the handcuffed individuals, they are asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department.

We want to thank our law enforcement partners from around Oakland County and the Great Lakes Crossing security staff for their coordinated response to this incident.

Media Contact:
Scott McGraw, Deputy Chief of Police
Auburn Hills Police Department
Office: 248-364-6862