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Three shot, one in custody after mall shooting in Durham, North Carolina

A Nordstrom employee says he heard about six gunshots, WRAL reports

Three people were shot and one person is in custody following a shooting at The Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday, according to NBC affiliate WRAL.

DURHAM, N.C. – Three people were shot and one person is in custody following a shooting at The Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday, according to NBC affiliate WRAL.

The three people shot included a 10-year-old, says Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews.

The incident started at about 3:23 p.m. with Durham police at the mall requesting backup after hearing shots fired.

Shortly after, the mall was placed on lockdown as law enforcement responded to the incident. A Nordstrom employee says he heard about six gunshots.

WRAL reporter Aaron Thomas was in the mall shopping at the time of the shooting. He tweeted that the mall was placed on lockdown and that he “saw many people running.”

This remains an ongoing investigation, according to a spokesperson for Brookfield Properties, which owns the Streets at Southpoint.


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.