Shoppers Panic as Shots Reported at NC Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh has been locked down
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2016 4:08 PM CDT
Police search for a reported shooter Saturday at the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – A North Carolina mall was locked down Saturday afternoon after gunshots were reported from inside, though no suspects or victims have been found, WRAL reports. According to WNCN, reports of gunshots at the Crabtree Valley Mall came in around 2:30pm. The AP says the mall is in an "affluent area" of Raleigh. Tony Rice was inside the mall at the time of the incident and saw people running and screaming. "It was panic," he tells WRAL. Multiple witnesses report hearing gunshots near the mall's food court. A woman tells WTVD she "played dead" with her kids until she was told by police to leave the food court. Police have yet to find anyone injured in the shooting, and no arrests have been made. (Read more shooting stories.)

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