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. 

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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. 

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 On March 20, 2021 there was a violent shooting at North Lake Mall in Charlotte, NC. 

On December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve there was an armed suspect at Carolina Place Mall.

A shooting broke out at the AMC movie theater inside Concord Mills mall too.  

13-year-old Avenanna Propst was shot and killed at Concord Mills Mall in a violent riot.