1 person in critical condition after shooting at Nashville mall
Police are responding to reports of shots fired at a Nashville, Tennessee, mall.
Reports of gunshots fired at Opry Mills Mall came in Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed to HuffPost. The department said one person was shot and a suspect is in custody.
The Nashville Fire Department said the shooting victim is in critical condition and being transported to a hospital.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has also responded to the scene.
James Chick, 31, and his family were walking around the mall after stopping at Starbucks when they heard what they believed to be gunshots.“A crowd of people came running,” Chick told HuffPost. “My wife Ashley and I grabbed our two little girls and started running out the nearest exit and straight to our truck. As we drove out of the parking lot, dozens of police vehicles came speeding to the scene.”
The shooting happened just weeks after a gunman stormed a Nashville-area Waffle House, killing four people before being captured by police.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.