Mall employee fatally shoots man during confrontation, police say

One person is dead from a gunshot wound following a dispute inside a store at the Carolina Place Mall, according to Pineville police.

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Police said they believe the dispute was between an employee of DTLR and someone who came in the store and started a physical confrontation around 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Paramedics said one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Channel 9 learned the shooter was the employee and the victim was not an employee of the store.

Police said the employee, who fired a semi-automatic handgun, is in custody after turning himself in.

The victim and the suspect have not been identified.

Police said this does not appear to be a random shooting, but an ongoing dispute between the two individuals.

According to the mall's code of conduct, firearms and illegal weapons are prohibited.

"On a Sunday afternoon, just everyone out with their family doing some shopping, you just don't expect things like this to go on," shopper John O'Sullivan said.

Officials said the upper level of the west side of the mall will be shut down for several more hours as police continue their investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with for more information. 

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