When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.

Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting vehicle.

Northwoods Mall is being evacuated, as a precaution, to ensure the suspect did not re-enter the mall.