January 13, 2019 at 2:09 PM EST – Updated January 13 at 4:50 PM
PINEVILLE, NC (WBTV) – Pineville Police are investigating a homicide after a person was shot and killed in the DTLR store in Carolina Place Mall on Sunday afternoon.
Officials reported that the shooting was the result of an argument between an employee at DTLR and another individual. Police were called to the mall following the shooting but the male victim was deceased on the scene.
The employee has turned himself in and is considered the primary suspect in this investigation at this time. Police stated that they believe the conflict was the result of an “ongoing feud”.
Guns are not allowed on-site at the mall and police are currently looking into how the firearm was in the employee’s possession while at work when the shooting occurred.
Due to the fact that authorities believe this was an isolated incident, the Dillards and the part of the mall where the DTLR is located will be closed but the remainder of the mall will stay open.
No further information has been released at this time.