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Video shows Virginia mall chaos as light shattering mistaken for shots fired

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A video has emerged showing scenes of chaos at a mall in Virginia after a falling light fixture was mistaken for the sound of gunshots. 

The incident happened at the Tysons Corner Center in Tysons on Sunday – prompting Fairfax County Police to move in and clear the area. 

"The investigation revealed a light fixture fell causing a loud noise," police later said in a tweet. "No evidence of a shooting was discovered." 

Video captured by a witness inside the mall shows panicked shoppers running up an escalator while screams are heard echoing in the background. 

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"What's happening?" a man is heard saying. 

The scare comes after shots actually were fired inside the mall in mid-June. 

In that incident, police say a fight broke out among a small group of people at the mall, 

Police said no injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire, but three people were transported to area hospitals because of injuries sustained while fleeing. 

Investigators added that an individual fired a gun multiple times inside the mall, but no one was hit. 

Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report. 

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