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Fireworks Cause Panic at the Florida Mall in Orlando, Injuring 11 People

Eleven people were injured after fireworks caused panic at a Florida mall.

Police officers said that 11 people were injured after people mistook the fireworks for gunshots, reported NBC.

The incident took place on April 8.

Officers said an investigation revealed the fireworks were set off as a distraction in a jewelry store theft.

The robbers did mean for people to believe the fireworks were gunshots.

Five of injured were rushed to the hospital.

Deputies were called to the mall by people reporting gunshots but quickly concluded the gunshots were actually firecrackers.

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