The Latest, North Carolina mall shooting: Officials says people still hiding, locked in stores

The latest on a shooting at a North Carolina shopping mall on Christmas Eve (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

An official says people are still hiding in stores, locked inside a North Carolina mall after one person was killed in a shooting.

Police say the person was killed after an argument erupted at the crowded Northlake Mall in Charlotte on Thursday, the afternoon before Christmas.

Emergency medical services official Jeff Keith confirmed Thursday afternoon that incident was no longer considered an active shooter situation. But he says people are still locked in stores, where they were hiding to try to remain safe. He says officials are trying to get them out.

Detectives have called it an "officer-involved shooting."


4:10 p.m.

One person was killed after an argument erupted at a crowded shopping mall in North Carolina on the afternoon before Christmas, police said Thursday.

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating what the department called "an officer involved shooting" inside the Northlake Mall in Charlotte.

Police said in a statement that off-duty officers who were working at the mall arrived at the scene after the fight broke out. One "armed" person was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured.

The police statement said that the situation was not considered "an active shooter situation," an indication that no armed suspects were on the loose.