MPD investigates reports of armed men at Oak Court Mall

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A big scare at Oak Court Mall on Thursday night caused shoppers to run for cover and stores to shut down.

MPD said a man who possibly had a gun was last seen leaving Macy's sometime after 5 p.m. But according to police, no shots were fired and there were no injuries.

According to police, someone saw what appeared to be a man carrying a gun walking alongside two men, and that person called police.

Witnesses said shoppers ran for cover and stores even shut down.

Nez Danrdige was shopping and said he saw the whole thing.

"A dude pulled a gun out, basically said I remember you. I been looking for you," Danrige said. "Basically told him I've been looking for you and pulled out a gun. Yes, it was pretty scary, everybody was running. I started running myself."

MPD has been called to Oak Court Mall in the past quite a bit. In fact, our investigation found more than 640 calls here over the past five years, mostly for shoplifting. Just last week, there was even a big Macy's jewelry theft.

Charles Silver, General Manager of Oak Court Mall, issued the following statement Thursday night.

"The safety of our shoppers, retailers, and employees is our top priority.  We are working closely with the Memphis Police Department as they investigate the incident. For more information, please contact the Memphis Police Department directly at (901) 545-2677."

If you know anything about this case, call MPD.

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