RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the situation after shots were fired in a Raleigh mall (all times local):
Raleigh’s police chief says investigators are still trying to determine whether there was a shooting at a Raleigh mall where witnesses reported hearing gunfire.
Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said at a news conference Saturday that no one was in custody, nor was anyone wounded.
She said people heard what sounded like gunshots and investigators are examining all possibilities. She said no shell casings were found by late afternoon.
Authorities say that several people suffered minor injuries as they rushed to leave the mall.
One person said an argument between two men in the food court led to at least four shots being fired. Antonio Richardson told The Associated Press that he saw two men who appeared to be in their early 20s arguing and that one of them began shooting.
Police responding to a shooting at a busy mall in Raleigh say they haven’t found anyone with gunshot wounds.
The Raleigh Police Department issued a statement saying that officers responded to the mall about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to reports of shots fired.
They say no suspects have been arrested.
Eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene after the shots were fired.
Witnesses say they hid in stores until police led them out.
Police in North Carolina have responded to a shooting at a busy mall in an affluent area of Raleigh.
Multiple news outlets report that police in Raleigh were working to secure Crabtree Valley Mall on Saturday afternoon after gunshots were fired inside.
The station says no suspects have been taken into custody.
The number of injured is unknown, although emergency personnel apart from police were called to the scene. Helicopters buzzed overhead.
John Riggleman and Kristin Warring told The Associated Press that they were heading to a video game store when they heard shots coming from the mall’s food court. They ran into the store with dozens of others before the doors of the mall were locked.
Warring said she heard an additional series of shots.
Police told them they could leave the store at about 3 p.m.
An interstate exit to reach the mall was closed.