One Injured As Gunman Opens Fire, Suspect Still At Large



KEY POINTS

  • The shooting took place at the Opry Mills Mall on Wednesday night
  • A 19-year-old boy was shot and his condition is said to be critical
  • The incident was caught on surveillance footage

Police were looking for the suspect after at least one person was injured in a shooting that took place at a shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department was investigating the shooting, which took place at around 6:10 p.m. local time (7:10 p.m. EDT) at the Opry Mills Mall.

According to the police, the shooting occurred when one group of five people and another group of three people confronted each other near the shopping mall’s food court. Both groups had individuals who were armed.

A spokesperson from the police department stated the incident was caught on surveillance footage that showed the groups walking together before the suspect, who was part of one of the groups, pulled out a gun from his waistband and opened fire at the other group.

A 19-year-old boy, who was part of the targeted group, sustained injuries after he was shot during the confrontation, WKRN reported. The victim was immediately transported to the hospital by the Nashville Fire department. He is said to be in a critical condition.

The suspect is still at large. The police department released a photo of an individual wearing a white T-shirt and face mask from the surveillance footage. They are also on the lookout for two other individuals who were standing with the suspect and fled from the scene after the shooting.

Following the incident, authorities sealed the mall’s parking lot and the backside of the building, Fox News reported. The police mentioned that it was an isolated incident and that there was no danger to the public.

The identity of the victim was not revealed. It is unclear if anyone else was injured during the shooting.

The case is still under investigation and no further information was available at the time. Anyone with information was requested to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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