Police Report Shooting at Mall Near Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

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Police in Nashville, Tennessee, are responding to a report of shots fired Thursday afternoon at Opry Mills Mall.

A spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department said at least two people had been injured.

A police dispatcher told The Associated Press authorities are responding after reports of a shooting. Local media reports say the mall is being evacuated.


Officers speaking on the police scanner said they had a suspect in custody. It is unknown if they are looking for other suspects.

An unidentified person answered the Opry Mills Mall phone line told reporters that they are “not accepting phone calls right now” before hanging up.

The nearby Grand Ole Opry house is on lock-down.

The Catholic Pastoral Center, located across Briley Parkway from Opry Mills, has advised staff to shelter in place, said Rick Musacchio, spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville. They are monitoring the situation..



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