Shooting at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston


PUBLISHED Mon, July 03, 2017 - 5:51pm EDT
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Police and other emergency services in South Carolina are at the scene of a shooting at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston, officials and witnesses say. The mall was put on lockdown but there are no reports of injuries.





The incident began just after 5:15 p.m. on Monday when police were called to reports of shots being fired at the Northwoods Mall, which is located off Interstate 26. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 5 gunshots.

Investigators believe 2 young men were involved in an altercation at the mall, after which they started shooting at each other before fleeing the scene. An official said no one was injured, contradicting an initial report which said one person had suffered injuries.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing people run from the mall as officers responded to the scene. As a result of the shooting, the mall has been put on lockdown while officers are searching the building to make sure there is no further threat.

Contrary to media reports, there is no indication of an active shooter, although the scene remained active for several hours as police searched the area. No arrests were immediately made but an investigation is continuing.

Northwoods Mall, which was opened in 1972, is home to about 130 stores and services, including JCPenney, Dillard's, and Belk. The mall is located on Northwoods Boulevard, off Interstate 26 at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate and Rivers Avenue.

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