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One man critically injured in Nashville mall shooting

  • A dispute at a Nashville mall resulted in gunfire on Thursday that has critically injured one man, according to local officials.
  • Nashville Metro Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots at the mall on Thursday. By 4 p.m. ET, they had the suspected shooter in custody and had confirmed at least one person had been shot.
Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee.

A dispute at a Nashville mall resulted in gunfire on Thursday that has critically injured one, according to local officials.

"Our personnel is on scene at Opry Mills Mall. One patient transported to Vanderbilt in Critical Condition," the Nashville Fire Department wrote on Twitter.

Nashville Metro Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots at the mall on Thursday. By 4 p.m. EST, they had the suspected shooter in custody. They confirmed at least one person had been shot and transported to the hospital.

"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," the Metro Nashville Police Department wrote on Twitter.

The Police Department later confirmed the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between two men, and that one was critically injured.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter they responded to the scene of the shooting. According to an ATF spokesperson, it is protocol to assist local police departments in suspected mass shooting situations or any time the police may need additional assistance.

Although the police said there was no longer any known threat, local media reported authorities had blocked traffic from entering the mall area.