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Shots fired inside North Carolina mall, SWAT team deployed: Reports

The news first broke on social media that one shooter was "down" and police were looking for another.
The Northlake Mall is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.Facebook

Editor's Note: This story has been updated here.

Multiple outlets are reporting a shooting at a mall in North Carolina.

NBC affiliate WCNC there in North Carolina reported on Twitter that "viewers are reporting shots fired inside Northlake Mall."

Likewise, local station WSOCtweeted that it also wasinvestigatingsimilar reports of shots fired inside the mall.

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FOX46 Charlotte reporter Jami Nielson explained on social media that "one shooter is apparently down and police are looking for another suspect." Her colleague, Chuck Roads, added that a SWAT team was deployed.

Northlake Mall is located there in Charlotte.

The reports are particularly disturbing as the period of time between the Saturday before Christmas and Christmas Eve is typically one of America'sbusiest shopping periods of the year, according to researchers.

 

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