Police investigate after shots fired at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police are investigating after shots were fired outside Crabtree Valley Mall Sunday afternoon.

The incident was reported just before 2:10 p.m. at the rear of Crabtree Valley Mall on mall property near the H&M store, according to Raleigh police.

Police said that witnesses were walking along the sidewalk of Crabtree Valley Avenue near Homewood Banks Drive when they saw someone fire shots. The witnesses then called 911.

Police said that they found shell casings at the scene, which matched with what witnesses told them about the incident.

Police said there was no evidence that anyone was hit by the gunfire.

Several police cars and officers were still at the mall investigating as of 4:30 p.m.

The gunfire happened on the first weekend that North Carolina officials eased COVID-19 restrictions to allow more retail shops — such as those at the mall — to reopen.

CBS 17 reached out to mall management for a statement. Here is what mall officials said about the incident:

“We are very thankful no one was hurt in this incident. Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our guests, retailers, employees, and everyone who walks through the doors. We are working closely with our partners at the Raleigh Police Department and we ask for anyone with information on this incident to please contact the Raleigh PD at 919.996.3335.”

Leslie Himley, spokeswoman for Crabtree Valley Mall

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