1 Dead as Shots Fired at NC Mall on Christmas Eve

Police responded when argument broke out, man with gun killed
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2015 3:00 PM CST
1 Dead as Shots Fired at NC Mall on Christmas Eve
Shots were fired at a busy North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve.   (Twitter)

One man is dead after an argument broke out at a North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve, ABC News reports. There are conflicting accounts of how many shots were fired. According to WCNC, a witness reported hearing dozens of shots fired shortly after 2pm local time. At the time the shots were fired, Northlake Mall in Charlotte was filled with shoppers, the AP reports. CNN cites a shoe store manager, who says a group of men was fighting with another man when someone pulled a gun; police responded and an armed man was killed at the scene.

The AP reports dozens of police vehicles converged on the mall after shots were heard. Police were setting up near a Dick's Sporting Goods, while medical responders clustered near an Arby's, according to Fox News. WCNC reports medics were treating a person with a leg injury, a woman in labor, and a person having an asthma attack. A witness tells Fox the gunman was shot and killed by an officer. But that also hasn't been confirmed by police. (More North Carolina stories.)

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