NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Frightened workers ran for the exits after a shooting a Nashville mall. People then huddled outside the Opry Mills Mall as emergency vehicles converged on the scene.
Police said a dispute between two men apparently led to Thursday afternoon's shooting, leaving one of them dead. Nashville police said the suspect was taken into custody and, after sweeping the mall, there was no longer was any threat.
Jayla Chapple, 18, was in an employee meeting in the back of Moe's Southwest Grill when two people bolted into the back of the restaurant to report the shooting in the mall. Chapple, a shift leader at the restaurant, says employees ran outside through a rear exit.
"I really didn't have time to think that much, but get out of there," Chapple said.
With more than 200 stores, Opry Mills is Tennessee's biggest outlet mall, featuring a movie theater, a celebrity wax figure museum, restaurants and more. It's situated nearby ot the famed Grand Ole Opry and the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.