Heavy Police Presence at Northlake Mall in NC After Reports of Shots Fired

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 24, 2015 Updated: December 24, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of police vehicles converged on a mall in North Carolina on Thursday after receiving reports of shots fired.

The Northlake Mall in Charlotte was crowded with pre-Christmas shoppers when officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrived. Firefighters were also on the scene.

It was unclear whether anyone was injured or killed.

Witnesses said the mall was being evacuated and the parking lot cleared out. Police cordoned off the area with yellow tape.