1 person dead, suspect in custody after Nashville mall shooting, police say

  • One person was killed after a shooting at the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, police said.
  • Authorities tweeted that the 22-year-old suspected shooter was in custody and being interviewed.

One man is dead and another is in custody after their “ongoing dispute” led to a fight, and then an alleged shooting at a Nashville, Tennessee, mall on Thursday, police said.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said the suspected 22-year-old gunman left the Opry Mills Mall after the shooting and immediately surrendered to authorities.

The victim was brought to Nashville’s TriStar Skyline Medical Center with critical injuries, and he later died, police said. They added that no other people were injured.

Authorities tweeted a photo of the weapon used in the alleged shooting:

Police said there were no further threats that appeared imminent at the mall, but officers were conducting a precautionary sweep regardless.

The mall was evacuated after the gunfire broke out, and several nearby schools were locked down, The Tennessean reported.

The incident comes less than two weeks after four people were killed in another shooting at a Waffle House just miles away from the shopping center. The suspected shooter, Travis Reinking, was arrested after a days-long manhunt.

Here’s a map that shows the location of the mall:

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