NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police said a suspect is in custody and there's no further threat after a person was wounded inside Nashville's Opry Mills Mall.
The mall was evacuated after reports of gunfire that prompted a large police response. At least half a dozen ambulances converged on the scene. One person was taken in critical condition to Skyline Medical Center, the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet.
Troopers were already in the mall's parking lot doing motorcycle training, so they set up a perimeter to support the responding police officers, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller said.
Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet Thursday that there was no further threat, but officers were sweeping through the mall to make sure.
Tonya Young said she raced to the scene when she heard about the shooting because her 17-year-old daughter, Victoria Holt, works at one of the shops.
She later learned that her daughter was unhurt, but remained stuck inside while officers did their work.
"Until I physically lay eyes on her, I'm not going to be ok," Young said. "I want to see her; I want to get to her."
The mall was built on the former site of the Opryland USA theme park, and is adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry House.
BREAKING: Dispute at Opry Mills Mall results in gunfire. One person shot. Suspected shooter in custody. No additional imminent threat known. Mall being swept by MNPD officers as a precaution.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2018
Our personnel is on scene at Opry Mills Mall. One patient transported to Vanderbilt in Critical Condition. pic.twitter.com/kPHyK2sU11— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) May 3, 2018
One adult female was transported to Skyline in critical condition. No other gun shot victims reported.— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) May 3, 2018