Off-duty officer fatally shoots armed person at North Carolina mall

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say one person has been fatally shot following an altercation inside a Charlotte-area mall.

Just after 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve, reports began surfacing of a shooting inside the Northlake Mall. Police say preliminary information on the scene indicates there was an argument between two groups of people inside the mall.

Officers, who were working off-duty at the mall, responded to the scene, and an armed subject was shot by an officer during the altercation. The shooting victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No officers were injured during the incident.

One witness recalled hearing about a dozen shots fired, then people began rushing towards the exits.