Tanforan Mall, BART Station In San Bruno Closed For Reports Of Active Shooter

An active shooter was reported at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno near San Francisco.

San Bruno Police confirmed they are investigating a shooting and said to stay away from the Tanforan area.

“Please stay out of the Tanforan area – San Bruno Police Department is on scene investigating a shooting,” San Bruno Police wrote on Twitter. “We will update when we have more information. Thank you”

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit service reported they are closing the station near the mall.

Edwin Spencer shared a video of people fleeing the mall and police with weapons drawn positioned at the doors. He said the video was sent to him by a friend. Watch the full video later in this article from Daniel Camacho.

Camacho said on the Facebook live video he saw “them take two people out.” It was unclear whether the people were injured.

Local reporters said on Twitter they were on their way or at the scene. Police asked media to stage in the Century Plaza 10 Theater parking lot.

“We have received reports of an active shooter at Tanforan Mall outside San Bruno station,” SFBART wrote on Twitter. “As precaution, trains are not stopping and the station is closed. Trains are running through San Bruno.”

Some people in the area wrote on Twitter about a heavy police presence.

One man wrote, “Just saw about 100 cops with protective gear and guns drawn at #tanforan mall. Stay away!”

The BART system is redirecting its trains away from the area. SFBART wrote on Twitter, “UPDATE: Trains in SFO/Millbrae direction are being turned back at South San Francisco as the situation in San Bruno continues.”

A shuttle train will run between SFO and Millbrae.”

ABC 7 news reported Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is on an alert to expect victims.

The Shops at Tanforan is a regional mall with more than 100 stores in San Bruno, located about 10 miles south of San Francisco.

Watch live video:

He said on the video he saw two people being taken out. It was unclear if they were injured. Those in the mall were apparently being asked by police to stay in an area cordoned off by police tape near a parking entrance.

He said on the video he was in the mall with his two children, ages 2 and 10. He ran out holding the toddler with his 10 year old running alongside him.

“My 10 year old, he was next to me. He was scared,” he said.

This is an unfolding story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

by – heavy.com