On May 1, 2021 several shots were fired inside Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, NC-- which is very close to Charlotte. Police are responding to reports of shots fired inside the mall that occured around 5:30 p.m. The shots sent panic throughout the mall and caused a mass evacuation among shoppers and employees.
There is currently a large emergency response in the area. There is no word on any injuries yet. A man was killed at Carolina Place Mall during a 2019 shooting.
In fact there have been several shootings at area malls recently.