North Carolina shopping mall on lockdown after reports of shooting
Raleigh police have issued an updated statement, confirming that no suspects have been arrested and no one injured with gunshot wounds has been located.
Police were called to the mall at about 2:45 p.m. and placed it on lockdown.
Evacuations were made and authorities are continuing to secure the location.
A video posted on Twitter by an eyewitness shows panicked scenes as people rushed out of the store.
Antonio Richardson, owner of the Casanova clothing store in the mall, told ABC11 the shooting occurred after an argument broke out between two men in their 20s in the food court.
He saw one of them pull out a gun and heard up to four shots as he fled the scene,
There is a large police presence at the mall and near-by roads have been closed.
People have barricaded themselves into stores while the police are seeking to evacuate shoppers and staff from the mall.
So this is happening. Shots fired in Crabtree Mall. Pauline barricaded in Sears, I'm outside. pic.twitter.com/TIodiGdqdI— Ken Worsham (@kenworsham) August 13, 2016
We are out of the mall, Raleigh PD evacuated stores in the food court area pic.twitter.com/QxvE4QuGYb— Tony Rice (@rtphokie) August 13, 2016
THERE IS A SHOOTER IN CRABTREE VALLEY MALL. I AM CURRENTLY LOCKED INSIDE AMERICAN EAGLE. PLEASE SEND PRAYERS— saleena wilson (@saleenur) August 13, 2016
Panic at Crabtree valley mall as crowds run for the doors. I'm locked in @thinkgeek hunkered down with my family— Tony Rice (@rtphokie) August 13, 2016
Shooter in Crabtree valley mall. Hiding in stockroom. Prayers please.— Corey Sanders (@BadSandMan) August 13, 2016