Nashville Shooting

PUBLISHED: 8:35 PM 3 May 2018
UPDATED: 9:20 PM 3 May 2018

Opry Mills Mall Shooting, One Suspect In Custody

Reports say 1-4 people have been shot and one shooter is in custody while another, possibly remains at large.

Shooting at Opry Mills, one suspect in custody.

Between one to four people were shot on Thursday inside Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, according to WSMV. One witness claimed ‘mass panic’ erupted after the shots were fired.

One shooter has reportedly been captured and taken into police. Officials originally reported searching for a second shooter.

“The suspected gunman left the mall building and immediately surrendered,” police said.

The shooting took place on Thursday afternoon in Davidson County, and police say they have blocked off the area.

The Nashville Fire Department tweeted that it was on the scene, helping police evacuate the area, and is tending to the victims.

“Our personnel is on scene at Opry Mills Mall. One patient transported to Vanderbilt in Critical Condition,” the fire department tweeted.

According to the Tennessean, reporting on information from Twitter,  at least one person was injured. The outlet reported that one person was allegedly shot in the neck.

WSMV reports that all local schools in the area have been evacuated due to the shooting and a second shooter being on the loose.

“Metro PD has closed the exits to Opry Mills Mall off Briley Pkwy. Officers redirecting traffic for now on response to shooting. 1 suspect in custody, police searching for another,” WSMV reporter Briona Arradondo tweeted.

The Metro Nashville Police Department reported that officers were sweeping the mall to ensure no other potential suspects were still present.

Jayla Chapple, an 18-year-old employee, said she was at the mall when the shooting took place. She said she hid in the back of Moe’s Southwest Grill when two people rushed in saying they heard gunshots and there was a shooter.

Chapple said the employees ran outside through the exit and were seeking safety.

“I really didn’t have time to think that much, but get out of there,” she said.

Troopers happened to be doing motorcycle training in the mall’s parking lot at the time, so they set up a perimeter to support the responding police officers, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller said.

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.