Tags: gun | shots | fired | mall | North Carolina

Shots Fired at North Carolina Mall, No Casualties Reported

Image: Shots Fired at North Carolina Mall, No Casualties Reported

 Image from video of people rushing an exit of Crabtree Valley Mall after reports of gunshots, in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (Lauren Baker via AP)

Saturday, 13 Aug 2016 04:18 PM

Gunshots were fired at a mall in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of injuries, a police dispatcher said.

The Crabtree Valley Mall was placed on lockdown after the shooting, a City of Raleigh Police Department dispatcher said.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported a mall employee as saying police are going store-to-store to evacuate employees and customers, while NBC affiliate WRAL reported that "no suspects have been arrested."

It was unclear what motivated the shooting or whether more than one shooter was involved, police said. There were no suspects in custody.

"We heard at least 10 shots, maybe more. It was loud. We were close," Kristen Warring, 26, told The News & Observer newspaper. She said she was shopping with her boyfriend when the shots rang out at about 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Video footage posted on social media showed dozens of shoppers rushing toward an exit. Photos posted on Twitter showed a heavy presence of police with weapons drawn surrounding the mall as hundreds of people gathered across the street.

Crabtree Valley, with nearly 200 stores, is one of the largest enclosed malls in the U.S. Southeast, according to its website. The mall did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tony Rice, a contributor to WRAL.com, said he sheltered in place when people began screaming and running from the mall. Rice reported that Raleigh police officers were evacuating stores in the food court area.

"I thought it was an earthquake when people started running," Rice told WRAL-TV. "It was panic."


 

© 2017 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
US
Gunshots were fired at a mall in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of injuries, a police dispatcher said.The Crabtree Valley Mall was placed on lockdown after the shooting, a City of Raleigh Police Department dispatcher said....
gun, shots, fired, mall, North Carolina
258
2016-18-13
Saturday, 13 Aug 2016 04:18 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved