Police say a person has been shot in a dispute at a Nashville mall and that the shooting suspect is in custody. No additional threat is known. Officers said they detained Lavender when she was slow to stop for officers at the mall.
The Fire Department later confirmed that the single victim was a female. Two people were shot dead at the entrance to the restaurant, two in the room.
No other gunshot victims were reported, according to fire department.
Police are responding to reports of shots fired at a Nashville, Tennessee, mall.
A spokesman for Simon Property Group, which owns Opry Mills, said at he had just heard about the shooting and would send more information when he learned more.
The mall has been evacuated and three nearby schools are on lockdown. "#Nashville", local reporter David O'Brien wrote on Twitter from the scene. "Cops everywhere", O'Brien said. Ultimately, in the April Waffle House shooting, after almost a day and a half manhunt, Nashville police arrested Travis Reinking, 29, who they charged with several of both homicide and attempted homicide.
One tweet read, "There's an active shooting situation at the mall I'm at".
Meanwhile, people approached the mall concerned for loved ones there.
'My husband ran over and yanked him out, and we were all running, there was a stampede of people running out.
"Shooting at Opry Mills appears to have been the result of an ongoing dispute between 2 males". Suspect on the loose. Original reports of a second shooter turned out to be false.
The mall also issued a statement after the shooting. "@NC5 has broken into coverage to keep you updated", she wrote. At least half a dozen ambulances converged on the scene. After her husband got their son, the family ran. "Hopefully it wasn't a shooting or any lives lost", she wrote.