Child among 6 injured in Black Friday shooting at North Carolina Mall

Three people were shot Friday in a mall in Durham, North Carolina, while three others were injured during the incident, police said.

Among the injured was a 10-year-old child hit by a ricocheting bullet, according to police.

A suspect has been remanded in custody and a weapon has been found, but police are still hoping to speak to others who were directly involved.

Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews told reporters that law enforcement officers on duty, who happened to be at Streets at Southpoint Mall, heard gunshots shortly before 3:30 p.m. local time and asked for backup.

Andrews said the shooting “occurred between two groups who knew each other” but offered few further details.

“This is not a situation where someone came into the mall and arbitrarily started firing,” Andrews said.

The streets at Southpoint were closed for the rest of the day – one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

“Shooting in this city has to stop. It has to stop,” the chief said.

One person on site, Hadley Connell, told CNN that she was in the food court when shots were fired.

“The moans were followed by what sounded like a wave of rain on a tin roof as everyone started screaming, running and pushing at each other,” she told the broadcast.

A reporter from WRAL, a local NBC affiliate, was also among those who happened to be in the mall at the time, tweeting about watching people run out of danger.

Police say there is no further threat to the mall.


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