It’s unclear if there are any injuries at this time.
Conor McClure, a resident of nearby Chapel Hill, said he was in the store Loft when he heard a loud sound followed by people scrambling for the exit.
“Heard a loud sound, almost sounded like thunder or someone moving heavy furniture. Didn’t think it sounded like a shot. Thought nothing of it,” McClure told Fox News. “Shortly after, saw tons of people running out of the main building.”
A desk attendant at the Durham Police Department confirmed that officers were responding to a report of a shooting at the mall.
McClure said he was cleared to leave the mall about 30 minutes after going into lockdown and that there were five or six police cars and ambulances outside.