Suspect arrested after shots fired at South Shore Plaza

BRAINTREE, MA (WHDH) - The South Shore Plaza Mall in Braintree reopened as scheduled after a chaotic scene Friday night in which shots were fired.

The incident, which took place in the shoe section of a Macy’s department store, was the result of a dispute between active gang members, according to police.

Police say one person has been taken into custody following the incident.

Michael Spence, 23, was identified following a police investigation and was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday.

Spence is being held at the Braintree Police department on gun charges.

Police have not said if any other suspects have been identified.

The scary scene was captured on cell phone video, with frightened shoppers running for their lives.

Nobody was hurt during the incident.

SWAT teams staged outside the mall to prepare for a worst-case scenario, but workers at a nearby Sephora store said it was something that workers have actively trained for.

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