Police: No active shooter situation at CherryVale Mall
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Reports of an active shooter situation at CherryVale Mall Saturday afternoon starting spreading on social media. Officials say those reports are false as the mall is experiencing a power outage. The outage occurred just after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Cherry Valley Chief of Police Roy Bethge issued a statement saying, “Due to a power outage at CherryVale Mall, the fire alarms activated causing an automatic message to alert people to leave the mall. Contrary to social media reports, there is/was NOT an active shooter or other threat taking place.”
ComEd is working to restore power.
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