OREANDA-NEWS. Today, July 3, at three o'clock in the afternoon, all the visitors were evacuated from the Kristall shopping center to Mendeleev.  Eyewitnesses reported hearing a few shots.

 “The interception plan was introduced in the city. According to preliminary data, a conflict between three visitors resulted in one of the participants firing a traumatic gun, after which all participants in the conflict disappeared from the shopping center,” the press service said  , adding that at present the police are carrying out a complex of operational-investigative measures aimed at identifying and searching for the parties to the conflict.

  The city police stressed that information about possible hostages and victims, which was posted on social networks, is not true.