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Police-involved shooting shuts down Concord Mills Mall

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TONY WEBSTER
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FLICKR

Following an officer-involved shooting at the Concord Mills Mall on Wednesday afternoon, Concord Police announced that the mall is closed indefinitely. One suspect was shot and hospitalized and two other suspects have been arrested.

Two Concord Police Officers were sent to Concord Mills Mall on Wednesday after someone reported their credit cards were stolen by three people. According to police, the caller described the suspects' clothing and location.

The officers quickly located the suspects based on the victim's descriptions. Police say as soon as they approached the suspects, they bolted back into the mall. Officers chased suspects through the mall. Two suspects rushed into a closed, under-construction section during the pursuit. One of those suspects produced a handgun.

After being repeatedly told to drop the gun, officers fired on the suspect after he fired at least one shot at the officers. Both police fired, hitting the suspect.

Officers phoned EMS and offered first assistance after shooting the suspect. Critically injured, the suspect was taken to Charlotte's Atrium Medical Center. The other two suspects were apprehended outside the mall.

Concord Police added that they are being assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the scene is secure at this time and there is no danger to the public.

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