US: Report of shots fired at North Carolina mall happened outside, Police

According to the medical team on site, there have been no injuries.

By: AP | Charlotte | Published:September 6, 2016 3:39 am
Fresno County sheriff's deputies and Fresno police officers stand on scene near an ambulance after reports of an active shooter in the main lobby of the Fresno County Jail in downtown Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Two unarmed officers were critically injured after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of the central California jail, authorities said Saturday. Officers from the secured areas inside the jail ran to the lobby, where a lieutenant fired shots at the gunman, identified as 37-year-old Thong Vang, who was taken into custody. (Silvia Flores/The Fresno Bee via AP) Police say they have determined if any shots were fired they were outside of the mall and allowed stores to remain open.

Police say a report of shots fired inside a North Carolina mall were actually noises heard outside the building.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a news release that officers were called to Northlake Mall at 3:15 p.m. Monday, but found no victims or suspects.

Police say they have determined if any shots were fired they were outside of the mall and allowed stores to remain open. Officers will increase patrols in the area.

Charlotte Medic said in a news release that no one was injured.

On Christmas Eve, a shopper at Northlake Mall was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer at the mall after getting into a fight, then pointing a gun at the officer. Prosecutors ruled the shooting was justified.