Arabnews24.ca:Friday 26 November 2021 04:22 PM: A mall in Durham, North Carolina has been put on lockdown following reports of shots fired. Videos show customers fleeing in panic and waiting in shuttered stores on what is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.
One video from the Southpoint Mall on Friday shows panicked shoppers running, after what someone said was a shooting. There has been no official confirmation of an actual gunman or shots just yet.— Jon P. (@jon_dallastx)
The Streets at Southpoint Durham, NC— Jon P. (@dallas4evrr) November 26, 2021
Possible shooting I don’t know people were running I heard one but I wasn’t sure #durham #durhamnc #streetsatsouthpoint #shooting #fights pic.twitter.com/SDogvTirQg
Another video shared on Twitter shows masked shoppers sheltering in place inside a clothing store.— Sierra Fox (@thesierrafox)
BREAKING NEWS: Shots fired at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC. All stores are on lockdown and asking people to shelter in place at the moment. Anyone have any updates? Please DM or reach out to me 🥺 pic.twitter.com/gPAsfn5LIs— Sierra Fox (@thesierrafox) November 26, 2021
The shopping center is located on the southern outskirts of Durham, and was bustling with customers on so-called Black Friday. The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US is the busiest time of the year for retailers, as Americans flock to stores in search of Christmas gifts at sale prices.— Aaron Thomas (@WRALAaron)
I’m currently locked in a store with other shoppers due to a lockdown situation in Streets at Southpoint Mall in #Durham.— Aaron Thomas (@WRALAaron) November 26, 2021
We’re waiting to hear from security what prompted this situation.
While shopping, I saw many people running. @TheDurhamPolice @WRAL #wral pic.twitter.com/dCVGWP40L8
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