DEVELOPING STORY: At least three people were shot after a gunman opened fire at “The Streets at Southpoint” in Durham, North Carolina. The conditions of the victims are unknown.
“We heard people running and screaming, ‘shots fired,'” one eyewitness said.
Police say the mall has been evacuated and closed – on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
One of the victims is a 10-year-old child who was caught in the crossfire.
Police believe the shooting was the result of an argument between two groups of people inside the mall.
#BlackFriday SHOOTING: I was just shopping here Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC with my dear friend @WRALAaron and all of a sudden we heard people running and screaming “shots fired!” He alerted his news team right away and now @keelyarthurnews will interview him LIVE on air. pic.twitter.com/OWtNjBmdzj— Sierra Fox (@thesierrafox) November 26, 2021
HAPPENING NOW: We are leaving the store being escorted by officers in a single file line. Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC is now closed for the rest of #BlackFriday. Unfortunate situation on one of the busiest days of the year for shopping. pic.twitter.com/wM98Ii2TQX— Sierra Fox (@thesierrafox) November 26, 2021
?#UPDATE: People in the mall are currently being escorted by officers in a single file line. Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC is now closed for the rest of day as they investigate what happened pic.twitter.com/eNkVS4TceE— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 26, 2021
BREAKING: Officials confirm one person shot at Southpoint Mall in #Durham; @TheDurhamPolice is “actively investigating” shooting & closing shopping center. @DurhamSheriff, @durhamcityfire & @NCSHP called in to assist. @ABC11_WTVD @ABC @CNN #breakingnews #abc11 #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/JL384D7xeJ— Jonah Kaplan (@KaplanABC11) November 26, 2021
I’m currently locked in a store with other shoppers due to a lockdown situation in Streets at Southpoint Mall in #Durham.— Aaron Thomas (@WRALAaron) November 26, 2021
We’re waiting to hear from security what prompted this situation.
While shopping, I saw many people running. @TheDurhamPolice @WRAL #wral pic.twitter.com/dCVGWP40L8