Mall goers at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham witnessed a traumatic and chaotic scene after shots rang out inside the mall, striking three people, including a 10-year-old child.
According to authorities, the 10-year-old “suffered a bullet ricochet injury,” but no information was released about the other two victims.
The Streets at Southpoint Durham, NC
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“The gun sounds were followed by what sounded like a wave of rain on a tin roof as everyone started screaming, running, and pushing each other,” said Hadley Connell, a shopper who was in the food court at the time of the shooting. “We ran toward the mall bathrooms near the food court as people were stampeding, and a few security guards started to realize what was happening. The security directed us down an employee hallway and stairwell as they tried to help the elderly and people with children get out of the building. We then ran to the other side of the mall complex parking lot, and we’re stuck in our parking space as everyone tries to evacuate.”
Police were able to take one person into custody and retrieve one weapon. Authorities also say that this wasn’t a random incident and that it may have started over an argument between two groups of people.
“We will be making several arrests, I’m certain, during the course of this investigation,” said Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews. “… Shootings in this city have got to stop. It’s got to stop.”
Via – Vladtv.com