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RICHMOND MALL CROWD TURNED AWAY AFTER GUNSHOT

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POSTED December 23, 2011 8:52 p.m.

: RICHMOND  (AP) — Richmond police say crowds waiting to buy Nike's retro Air Jordans at a mall were turned away after a gunshot rang out.

No injuries were reported after the gun went off at Hilltop Mall around 7 a.m. Friday. Richmond police tell the Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/vzo0in) a 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody. The gun appears to have gone off inadvertently.

Elsewhere in Northern California on Friday morning, police say two men were arrested at a mall in Fairfield after crowds shoved each other to get in position for the shoes.

Stockton police also made a shoe-related arrest. Det. Joe Silva says a person was taken into custody at Weberstown Mall on suspicion of making criminal threats. Police are also investigating an attempted robbery in the mall's parking lot.

The victim was wrongly believed to have just purchased Air Jordans.

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