SouthPark Mall reopens, no evidence of shooting

Police said there was a disturbance between two people in a store.
SouthPark Mall has reopened after emergency crews responded to the area on Saturday afternoon.
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 2:36 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - SouthPark Mall has reopened after emergency crews responded to the area on Saturday afternoon.

Police did not find any evidence that suggested that gunshots were fired inside the mall.

Out of an abundance of caution, the mall was evacuated. Multiple officers assisted with the evacuation process.

Shoppers were escorted outside and were reunified in the Dick’s Sporting Goods parking lot.

According to a witness inside the mall, shoppers were asked to shelter in place.

Police said that an initial investigation revealed that there was a ‘disturbance’ in a store between two people. They were immediately detained by mall security.

No other criminal activity was reported and there are no other threats at the mall.

Medic confirmed that one person was taken to the hospital with injuries not related to gunshot wounds.

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