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Heavy police presence at mall after reports of shots fired
By Gordon Bassham
December 24, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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.