SACRAMENTO, CA - Arden Fair Mall went into lockdown after a large fight in the food court Wednesday around 4:45 p.m.
Sacramento police said three teens were arrested after a fist-fight, involving 20 juveniles, broke out.
"He swung at one of the dudes; they started fighting and all the groups jumped in, and they all started fighting," said shopper Gabby Miller, who witnessed the fight.
Miller said even after police and mall security jumped in, some of the teens kept fighting.
"The police caught maybe three of them, and then they all came over here towards the pretzel place and did it a second time," Miller explained.
That's when many customers in the mall went into a panic. The loud sounds from the fight echoed through the mall sounding like gunshots.
"Something similar to gunshots; we don't know if there was actually gunshots, but it did sound like shots," store employee Crystal Rocha said.