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Shooting Reported at South Carolina Mall

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 7.56.36 PMOfficers are responding to calls from a mall in Columbia, South Carolina, where shots were hired fired within Dillard’s and T-Mobile.

According to WISTV, the surrounding area has been closed and people are being evacuated.

The police department has tweeted the following:

UPDATE –– 8:00 pm EST:

Witnesses and reporters at the scene of the shooting — which happened as nearby polling places were closing down and winners of the South Carolina primary were being announced — have begun using Twitter to share details and photos.

Here is a set of pictures of a cop and K-9 responder arriving at the mall:

Here are police vehicles outside of the food court:

ABC News 4 content manager Andy Paras reported that some of the shots are thought to have come from a Forever 21:

UPDATE –– 8:05 pm EST:

WLTX 19 is reporting that no injuries have been reported.

This woman, who says she is a witness, is indicating that employees and shoppers are being escorted from the mall by police and frisked before being allowed to get in their cars.

 

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