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One killed in shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall; suspect in custody
NATALIE ALLISON AND ADAM TAMBURIN | THE TENNESSEAN
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1 person was in custody after the shooting
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Nashville Metro police were called to the Opry Mills Mall on Thursday afternoon after a shooting was reported,
NATALIE ALLISON/ USA TODAY NETWORK - TENNESSEE
Metro Nashville police took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon after a shooting that killed one person at Opry Mills Mall. Police said the shooting stemmed from a "dispute" between two men.
The victim, a 22-year-old man, died after being rushed to Skyline Medical Center, according to police spokesman Don Aaron.
No one else was hurt, authorities said.
The suspect, also a 22-year-old man, was taken into custody soon after police arrived at the scene. Investigators were interviewing him Thursday afternoon.
A retired California police officer helped take the suspect into custody, Aaron said. The retired officer was in a ticket booth near the mall when witnesses ran in screaming, "Shooter! Shooter!"
The suspected gunman, who was in the crowd, put a pistol on the counter and said he had acted in self defense. The retired officer took the gun and told the suspect to lay on the grass outside until police arrived, Aaron said.
Officers swept through the mall after the shooting, and Aaron said there didn't appear to be any remaining danger. Investigators were working to interview more than 20 potential witnesses.