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Witnesses said they heard at least two gunshots. Shopper Steven Hendricks also said there was obvious tension between two rival groups leading up to the shots.

"I saw a bunch of kids running and screaming. I thought it was a fight. Next thing I know I hear bullets flying and glass shattering," he said. "I thought, I need to go get the kids because if something happened to them I wouldn’t be able to live with myself."

As if the shooting wasn't enough, the excitement continued even after the shooting -- this time with a fire alarm.

Just hours after the shots were fired, firefighters were called to the mall for a small fire that started at a makeup counter inside one of the stores.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt.

11Alive News asked mall officials whether there were plans in place to increase security following Saturday's incident, but got no comment.

DeKalb County Police are still searching for the suspects.