Multiple gunshots were fired in a Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot, with apparently nobody injured and those responsible escaping on Tuesday afternoon, according to Pleasanton police.
Officers were still at the scene into the early evening to investigate while the mall remained fully open for business throughout the happenings, according to Lt. Erik Silacci.
The situation unfolded around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday when reports came into emergency dispatch about shots being fired outside Stoneridge Mall, according to Silacci. Officers arrived to the "E" parking lot and found two vehicles with bullet holes along with several shell casings.
"Shortly thereafter, officers received information that a subject entered the mall and fled through another exit. Officers conducted a search of the shopping center and the surrounding area, and they were unable to locate any involved subjects," Silacci said. "As of now, we do not have any updated information on the suspect(s)."
The department had not received reports of any injuries related to the incident as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the lieutenant.
Stoneridge Mall was not closed or evacuated at any point during the police response as officers determined those responsible for the gunshots had already fled the area before police arrived, according to Silacci.
Police did put out a notice on social media around 3 p.m. Tuesday urging people to avoid the mall area due to the police activity.
Anyone who may have witnessed the gunshots or have other information regarding the case can contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.