Police have descended on a shopping mall in Nashville, Tennessee, after reports of an active shooter. Initial reports from the scene said a female patient. The shooting appears to have started as a dispute, police said.
Police are blocking traffic from entering the mall area.
Opry Mills announced on Facebook that it would be closed on Thursday evening.
Police in Nashville said that the mall shooting began as the result of an "ongoing dispute" between two males.
A statement from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the suspected shooter is now in custody.
"No other gun shot victims reported", the Nashville Fire Department said. However, WZTV wrote that police are now searching for a suspect.
In a previous tweet, police said a suspect was in custody and there was "no additional imminent threat known".
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Both the suspected shooter and the victim were from Nashville, police confirmed.
This item has been corrected to show the suspect surrendered at a ticket booth outside the mall, not inside and that retired California officer now lives in Tennessee. They said the dead man has been identified as Demarco Churchwell of Nashville. 1 of them was critically wounded. Nashville police have updated the number. Numerous ambulances and emergency vehicles were seen outside the mall, with people standing in the parking lot. "The shooting was preceded by a physical altercation between the two", the department wrote.
Says Chapple: "I really didn't have time to think that much, but get out of there".
Metro PD has closed the exits to Opry Mills Mall off Briley Pkwy.
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel, was placed on lockdown when the shooting occurred, but it has since been lifted.
"We are staging with @MNPDNashville as they clear the mall".
'We threw our kids in the auto and took off, but there were still people trying to go in the mall.