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.”
I’m currently locked in a store with other shoppers due to a lockdown situation in Streets at Southpoint Mall in #Durham.— Aaron Thomas (@WRALAaron) November 26, 2021
We’re waiting to hear from security what prompted this situation.
While shopping, I saw many people running. @TheDurhamPolice @WRAL #wral pic.twitter.com/dCVGWP40L8
This remains an ongoing investigation, according to a spokesperson for Brookfield Properties, which owns the Streets at Southpoint.