At least three people have been injured after shots were fired inside a packed mall in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Police have confirmed it was an officer-involved shooting, WSOC reported.
The Instagram of the man who was shot dead in the mall was discovered which shows him flaunting his weapons.
He is a self proclaimed ‘rapper’ and has most recently released a music video on youtube and goes by the name of ‘Donkey Cartel.’
The incident began when two groups of people began to argue inside of the mall.
Off-duty officers who were working side jobs there responded to the altercation.
One officer shot an armed subject, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed.
The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.
A massive police response along with ambulances and Paramedics were at the Northlake Mall, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year – just hours before Christmas Eve.
Images on social media showed a large police presence at the mall.
Northlake Mall is an upscale shopping mall located eight miles (13 km) north of center city Charlotte, North Carolina off of Interstate 77 at exit 18, Harris Blvd, and off of Interstate 485 at exit 21 Harris Blvd and owned by upscale mall company Taubman Centers.
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