Reports of Active Shooter Inside Carolina Place Mall on Christmas Eve

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Update 9:07 pm 12/24/2020:

The Pineville Police have just released an official statement about the incident, saying they do not yet have any official suspects, but that may change after they review all of the security camera footage and interview all of the witnesses.

Update 7:03 pm 12/24/2020:

The Carolina Place Mall has officially been evacuated.

According to the Pineville Police, there have still been no injuries reported and they’ve yet to find evidence of shots fired or an active shooter inside the mall.

Original Article 5:33 pm 12/24/2020:

This afternoon, shoppers inside of Pineville’s Carolina Place Mall were sent running in terror as word spread of an active shooter.

One shopper recounted the scene when she was inside the mall and said she heard gun shots at about 4:30pm:

“I saw people running and someone with a gun shooting and trying to hurt people. I started praying that God would keep me and others safe from harm,” said Sharlina Little. “When I got outside the store and the mall I noticed people seemed to be panicking but I was just calm trying to figure out what was going on. Then I noticed all these cops pulling up at the mall and people were walking and running fast.”

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Police are warning people to stay away:

As of 5:30 pm, no injuries have yet been announced.

Those evacuated from the mall and waiting for rides have been sent to the Sam’s Club across the parking lot, (1425 Carolina Place Pkwy).

This is a breaking story.

We will update this article as new information comes in.

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