Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at the mall shortly after 8:45 PM, nearly an hour before the popular mall closes.
As of 11 PM, the Glenwood Avenue entrance to the mall is currently blocked. Police and paramedics have set up a gathering place outside the entrance to the Macy’s mall.
Sean Ingram, a kiosk owner at the mall, told ABC11 that he had heard about eight shots from the Bath and Body Works. Another employee at the food court restaurant said she “heard a lady screaming but saw nothing.”
“When it all started to happen, the shots came towards my kiosk and you could hear them bouncing off the walls,” said Ingram. “It’s just an unfortunate situation.”
Raleigh police said there is no active shooter and think the people involved knew each other. There are currently no reports of injuries.
CHOPPER 11 flies over Crabtree Valley Mall after reports of fired shots
Crabtree Valley Mall officials released this statement in response to Thursday night’s incident:
“Thanks to the Raleigh Police Department for their timely response to tonight’s incident. The safety and security of our guests, employees and retailers remains our top priority. We will continue to work with Raleigh Police on the ongoing investigation.”
During the summer, police responded to at least two aggregated reports of gunfire resulting from fighting.
This is a story in development, stay with ABC11 for more details.
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