GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Two men are recovering in the hospital after being shot Friday evening in the Greenville Mall, according to Greenville Police.
Officer Scott Venable told WITN’s Justin Lundy that two men were shot near the American Eagle inside the mall around 6:30 p.m. Their injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
Police said they are working off preliminary information and will not confirm if there is more than one suspect. Officials said the mall was evacuated for the investigation.
In a press conference Friday night, police added that they do not believe this was a random act. It was part of a dispute that happened at the mall.
Police are working to obtain security camera footage to use in their investigation.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. officers responded to the Greenville Mall for reports of a shooting. Two males were shot inside the mall near the area of American Eagle.
— Greenville Police (@GreenvillePD) November 26, 2022
Our Justin Lundy spoke with officers around 6:45 p.m. who confirmed shots were fired inside the mall.
We’re working to gather more details and will bring them to you as we receive them.