Carnival shut down Saturday after photographs fired close to Orange Park mall, 1 in custody

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There was a heavy law enforcement presence at Orange Park Mall on Saturday night after gunshots were fired in a parking lot across from the mall.

The carnival that was held in the mall has closed and the mall is closed for the night.

In a Facebook post, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office wrote, “If you have a child at Mardi Gras, please come and get them right away.”

The sheriff’s office has set up a pick-up area between Chick-fil-A and the glasses store on Wells Road for parents who are picking up their children from the Carnival.

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CCSO said the person who fired the shots has been taken into custody. About seven to eight shots were fired.

The shots weren’t at the carnival or the mall. The shots were fired in a parking lot across from the mall near Chick-fil-A, according to the sheriff’s office.

No one was injured in the incident.

During a media briefing, CCSO said that some youths got into arguments on Saturday night that resulted in them breaking off the Carnival.

This is the second week of Carnival and the sheriff’s office said there was multiple fights the first week.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Orange Park Police, and Florida Highway Patrol were on hand to help.

This story first appeared on First Coast News.

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