2 injured in shooting at NC mall near Charlotte

North Carolina news

PINEVILLE, N.C. (WJZY/WNCN) – Police are investigating a shooting that injured two people at Carolina Place Mall on Saturday.

Officers responded to shots fired around 4:45 p.m. One person was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Another person was taken to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle. The ages of the victims are 24 and 32, police said.

Police said the shooting was not random, adding it appears as if all those involved knew each other.

Mall security locked the doors to the food court area and there were several “locked down stores” inside the mall. Carolina Place Mall is currently closed while police are still in the process of clearing it.

A person inside the mall at the time of the shooting said he heard “seven or eight rounds” fired somewhere near the food court. There was trash and some abandoned shoes visible on the ground outside the exit for the food court.

Police are still on scene investigating. It is unknown if a suspect has been identified or captured.

Charlotte police said the reunification location is at the At Home Store at 11415 Carolina Place Parkway.

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