Shots fired at shopping mall in Nashville

Posted at 4:02 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 18:47:16-04

UPDATE: Police say the 22-year-old man who was shot in a dispute at a Nashville mall has died and that a retired police officer from California helped take the suspect into custody.
Police spokesman Don Aaron did not immediately release the name of the shooting victim.
Aaron says police first got a call at 2:23 p.m. He says the shooting followed an altercation between two men in a hallway at the mall. The police official, briefing journalists at Opry Mill malls, says the suspect then surrendered the gun at a ticket booth in the mall shortly after the shooting.
According to Aaron, the shooting suspect placed the weapon on a counter at a ticket booth in the mall and told the ticket taker he wanted no further trouble. Aaaron says a retired California police officer who was visiting Nashville stepped in and ordered the man to lie on the ground. The suspect was then taken into custody.
Police say both suspect and victim are 22 years old and from Nashville.


NASHVILLE — Metro Nashville Police Department officials have responded to a shooting call at Opry Mills Mall.

Details have not been released, but officials confirmed a shooting happened in the mall.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort, and iconic Nashville landmark located next to the mall, has been placed on lockdown.

More on this as it develops.