WMC-TV reported that four men were arguing inside the mall
and one of them shot a fifth man, who was in critical condition
in hospital. Police searched the mall as frightened employees
and customers hid inside stores. The four suspects were later
arrested near the mall.
"There was shooting and everybody started running," WMC-TV
quoted a shopper as saying.
The Memphis Police Department did not immediately return
requests for comment.
"There was a security incident and one victim was already taken
to the hospital," the Oak Court Mall in Memphis said in a
statement on its website.
Memphis is about 220 miles southwest of Nashville.
(Reporting by Tim Ghianni in Nashville, Tennessee, and Mary
Wisniewski in Chicago; editing by Eric M. Johnson and Kevin Liffey)
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