CHATTANOOGA, T.N. (WNCT) – Chattanooga Police responded to a shots fired call at a local mall Friday on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Police said gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Sears Auto Center. They said a fight broke out between several people, eventually leading to two people being shot.
Police said one of those injured is a known gang member.
Shoppers who were there at the time said they were shocked.
“It’s frightening because especially when you’re parents and you’ve got kids with you. You know, you don’t know where the shooter might be at or how many there are of them,” said Angela Mitchell.
Police have taken one person into custody and detained at least one other person.
Some of the stores nearby were able to reopen after police cleared the scene.