A fight inside the Oaks Mall on Ventura, CA on Saturday evening resulted in 16 patrol units responding to the location in response to 911 calls of shots being fired inside the shopping center, which turned out to be false. Deputies were initially sent to a call of a brandishing after a caller reported seeing a man pointing a gun inside the mall. Callers reported four to five people engaging in a fight.
Three men began fighting with each other after two of them confronted the third man because he was not wearing a face mask inside the mall. As the melee became increasingly violent, an off-duty law enforcement officer identified himself and confronted the men with his handgun to stop the fight.