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Police: 1 person shot at Nashville mall, suspect in custody

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) -

 Authorities say the shooting at Opry Mills mall in Nashville appears to have been the result of a dispute between two males.

Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet after Thursday's gunfire that the dispute left one of them critically wounded. Police say the shooting suspect left the mall complex and immediately surrendered. They add that there's no further threat at the mall but law enforcement is sweeping through the complex as a precaution.

Meanwhile, people approached the mall concerned for loved ones there.

A woman, Tonya Young, says she raced to get to the Nashville mall when she heard about the shooting because her 17-year-old daughter works at one of its shops. Young was kept at a distance but says she found out her daughter was safe, but still trapped inside during the police sweep of the complex.

Young told The Associated Press she's anxious to see her daughter, adding, "Until I physically lay eyes on her, I'm not going to be ok."


Nashville police said a suspect is in custody and there's no further threat after a person was wounded inside Nashville's Opry Mills Mall.

The mall was evacuated after reports of gunfire that prompted a large police response. At least half a dozen ambulances converged on the scene. One person was taken in critical condition to Skyline Medical Center, the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet.

Troopers were already in the mall's parking lot doing motorcycle training, so they set up a perimeter to support the responding police officers, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller said.

Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet Thursday that there is no further threat at the Opry Mills Mall, but officers were sweeping the property as a precaution.


Police say a person has been shot in a dispute at a Nashville mall and that the shooting suspect is in custody.

Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet Thursday that there is no further threat at the Opry Mills Mall following the gunfire.

Police say the mall, however, is being swept by officers as a precaution.

The Nashville Fire Department says one patient was taken in critical condition to a hospital. That person's condition wasn't known.

 Numerous ambulances and emergency vehicles are seen outside the mall, with people standing in the parking lot.

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