By Steve Almasy
An officer-involved shooting inside a mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday left one person dead, according to police.
The man who died was armed, police said. No officers were injured.
An altercation in a store at a mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, led to gunfire and one person getting shot, Shauntelle Hamrick, the manager of the Journeys shoe store, told CNN.
Hamrick says she watched as a group of people “ganged up” on a man. During the fight, someone pulled a gun, and a friend of the man was shot.
It is not clear how badly he is wounded.
Tiffany Archibald, with Medic 911 in Charlotte, said ambulances responded to an incident at the mall involving one patient with a leg injury, one pregnant patient in labor and one patient with an asthma attack.
A shopper at a Bebe store on the upper level of the mall told CNN the stores were extremely crowded. Lauren Malone was with her sister and mother in the store, which is above the shoe store, when she heard “boom, boom, boom.”
Employees recognized the sounds as gunshots, locked the doors and escorted shoppers out the back door.