Shots fired during argument at mall near Charleston, SC

WCBD photo of police at Northwoods Mall.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WNCN) – Emergency officials are responded to a shooting at the Northwoods Mall late Monday afternoon.

Police say someone opened fire just before 5:30 p.m. Monday night after an argument in a store. Witnesses tell WCBD that some of the bullets shattered glass.

Shoppers were told to leave the building. Dozens of police officers responded to the scene. At one point, a helicopter was seen circling above the mall.

As of 6:30 p.m., officers were still going store-to-store to clear the area.

Around 6:10 p.m., the Charleston Post and Courier reported that Mayor Keith Summey says there is not an active shooter at the mall.

North Charleston Police and Fire Departments, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, and EMS crews are responding.

Witnesses told WCSC that they heard a “pop” then saw people running.

Photos from the scene showed police with guns drawn in the mall. WCSC reported officers are searching the stores.

— WCBD-TV contributed to this report

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