Mall in Fayetteville evacuated after fight and unconfirmed shots fired report

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville was evacuated and closed after a fight and multiple unconfirmed calls of shots fired on Monday afternoon, police said

A witness told CBS North Carolina that he saw a man pull out a gun in the food court area of the mall just before 5 p.m.  The witness said he then heard two gunshots.

But, Fayetteville Police said that the shots fired report was unconfirmed and that there were no shooting victims and no damage in the mall.

Police did say that a fight broke out around 4:45 p.m in the food court between a group of high school students.

Police then received multiple calls of “shots fired” at the mall, according to officials.  Police added that some callers were not sure what they heard was actually gun fire.

Emergency medical personnel were called to help someone who had a medical episode while fleeing, police said.

No arrests have been made, but police are reviewing mall security video to see if charges are warranted, officials said.

Police also said that mall officials made the decision to evacuate the mall, not police. No injuries were reported from the fight.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report

WSLS 10 may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to WSLS 10, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the Web site ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide. Read full terms and conditions of use by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s