Man Injured When Shots Fired In Mall Parking Lot

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 12:45:23-05

Memphis police said a man was injured after shots were fired in the parking lot of a mall after it had opened for shoppers.

Police spokesman Louis Brownlee said in a statement that the victim was hit by gunfire along with multiple cars Thursday night at the Wolfchase Galleria Mall.

An off-duty officer reported shots fired shortly after 11 p.m. The mall had opened at 6 p.m. offering early deals for Black Friday shoppers.

Media reported three suspects were taken into custody. Police said they don't know the motive for the shooting, but were still investigating.

Wolfchase Galleria General Manager Charles Tarkington said safety has been a primary concern, and officials there have been working closely with police.