No one was injured and no gunshots were fired, despite reports indicating otherwise. "Somebody yelled 'gun!' and youths stampeded through the mall," Deputy Chief Terry Landrum told The Commercial Appeal. Police in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver, evacuated a mall due to multiple skirmishes. The trouble reportedly began during an arrest when an unruly crowd surrounded the scene. Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said that as the suspect was being taking into custody, the crowd, which mushroomed in size to about 500 people, advanced on the officer and fights broke out. Five juveniles were arrested. No one was hurt. In Aurora, Illinois, outside of Chicago, a mall there was temporarily shut down due to a large disturbance. Videos posted on Twitter showed mall security trying to get the situation under control.
The online behemoth is picking up European market share as it signs up models and socialites and cozies up to such brands as Hugo Boss and Gucci. We do more than people might appreciate, says Susan Saideman, vice president for Amazon Fashion in Europe. Fashion is very different from running a books business. Zalando is well-aware. Amazon now has 5.7 percent of the $42 billion online shoe and apparel market in Western Europe, according to researcher Euromonitor Internationaljust behind Zalandos 6.1 percent. Both have used high-fashion photo shoots, top models, and slick TV ads to pull almost even with leader Otto Group, a traditional mail-order catalog that has seen its share drop from 10 percent in 2011 to 6.2 percent this year. More from Bloomberg.com: Obama Said to Use 1953 Law to Restrict Offshore Oil Drilling Zalando is fighting back by beefing up distribution and sweetening its product mix. Early next year the company plans to open a warehouse near Paris that will shave a day or two off French deliveries. A few months later it will trim fulfillment costs by opening its first company-owned distribution center, a 1.4 million-square-foot facility in Poland, that will handle deliveries to cities across Europe.
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