St. Louis mall in lockdown as police respond to reports of shots fired in apparent argument

Police in St Louis have been called to a shopping mall amid reports of a gunshots.

Initial reports suggest that shots were fired following an altercation between two individuals. No one was injured, according to local news channel KMOV.

Steve Stein, assistant director of security at the West County mall, told DailyMail.com that gunshots rang out around 7:45pm.

He said the mall was due to close at 8pm, and there were ‘a number of people’ inside.

‘Everybody is in lockdown, and there are police everywhere,’ he told DailyMail.com

‘The police are trying to secure the building. There are a number of people in lockdown, and we’re just waiting for the all clear.’

It was unclear if there were any casualties, or whether the scene was still active.

Stein said he thought the gunman had left the scene, but was not able to confirm. 

The West County mall in St Louis, Missouri, is currently in lockdown, security sources said

The West County mall in St Louis, Missouri, is currently in lockdown, security sources said

The West County mall in St Louis, Missouri, is currently in lockdown, security sources said

The mall is located in Des Peres, a city in West St Louis County located around 15 miles from downtown St Louis and the Mississippi river.

Missouri Highway Patrol told KSDK News that the shooting was the result of an argument between two people.

They said one person is in custody. 

Workers inside the mall said they heard gunshots. 

Chad Pearson, who was shopping at the time, told KMOV4: ‘We were going to stop at one more store, and all of a sudden, just a loud pop. 

‘I turned back and I see kids start running.

‘Then three more. Pop. Pop. Pop.’

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