Nashville Metro Police surround Opry Mills Mall after a shooting.

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Police: 1 Person Shot at Nashville Mall, Suspect in Custody

The mall was evacuated after reports of gunfire that prompted a large police response.

May 03, 2018 - 3:46 pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police said a suspect is in custody and there's no further threat after a person was wounded inside Nashville's Opry Mills Mall.

The mall was evacuated after reports of gunfire that prompted a large police response. At least half a dozen ambulances converged on the scene. One person was taken in critical condition to Skyline Medical Center, the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet.

Troopers were already in the mall's parking lot doing motorcycle training, so they set up a perimeter to support the responding police officers, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller said.

Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet Thursday that there is no further threat at the Opry Mills Mall, but officers were sweeping the property as a precaution.