UPDATE 2: Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson said the initial report was called in at 7:28 p.m. She said the fight started in the new Round 1 arcade and spilled out into the main mall concourse afterward. Police are calling the fight "large scale." There are no reports of injuries or arrests at this time.


8:20PM - An officer on the scene confirmed with Heart of Illinois ABC that there was not a shooting; rather, a large group of people in the mall that began a fight. The resulting shouting, screaming and running lead many people to believe there had been a shooting, and the resulting Mall lock-down.


7:50 PM - Heart of Illinois ABC has received calls from multiple sources about a shooting at Northwoods Mall. Shoppers have been evacuated. 

Central Illinois Fire Society posted the following on Facebook:

Peoria County 
Peoria Fire and Police
Shooting at Northwoods Mall
2200 W War Memorial Dr. 
Please avoid the area

More details will be posted as they become available.