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DEVELOPING: Police were searching a Raleigh, N.C. mall for a gunman Saturday after witnesses reported shots fired in the building. Police and emergency personnel were called to the Crabtree Valley Mall at around 2:45 p.m. local time. Almost two hours later, the Raleigh Police Department said officers had not located anyone with gunshot wounds and no one was in custody.
Witness Mark Rush told the station that he was walking out of a cell phone accessory store when he heard "about five or six" shots. He said the shooter was "10 or 15 feet" away and was carrying a handgun.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Hours after a report of gunshots fired at a crowded Raleigh shopping mall, authorities said the situation was "de-escalating," although they had not made any arrests or identified any suspects. "We have not determined that there was a shooter," Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said. Police had not found any shell casings or people with gunshot wounds. In an announcement over the Crabtree Valley Mall public address system, Raleigh police asked that anyone who saw or heard gunshots step forward to help with the investigation. Shoppers described chaos after a series of popping sounds just after 2:30 p.m. Elisabeth Hammond, who was in the food court, said, "I'm a country girl, I know what gunfire sounds like. I felt it in my chest." Read more at www.wral.com...