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US shopping centre on police lockdown after shots fired

The entrance to the shopping centre in Raleigh, North Carolina Credit: Google Streetview

A shopping centre in North Carolina is on police lockdown after gunshots were heard around the centre at 2.30pm local time on Saturday.

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina, is being investigated by police.

Photos posted online show shoppers being locked in stores in the centre as police work to secure different sections, evacuating people in groups.

Raleigh Police Department have said they have not heard reports of any injuries, and no suspects have been arrested.

Video footage uploaded to social media shows people screaming and running out of the shopping centre.

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