Man Live Streams Moments After Opry Mills Mall Shooting In Nashville

By Jason Hall

October 1, 2020

A Nashville man shared a Facebook Live video shortly after a shooting took place inside Opry Mills Mall on Wednesday.

Andrew Olayo was inside the building when two groups of people approached each other and one person reportedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and opened fire, FOX 17 News reports. Metro Police said a 19-year-old who was struck and suffered a chest wound during the shooting is currently in critical condition.

In the video, Olayo and others are shown escaping the mall through a side door and walking through the parking lot.

On Wednesday, Olayo shared a post on Facebook updating the situation, "I thought that fear didn't exist today when I saw death so closely and with all my family I felt so cowardly not being able to protect them but I hope the person who resivio [sic] the bullets is well and grab those responsible for what happened Today at Opry Mills."

Posted by Andrew Olayo on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The shooting took place in a hallway of the mall and involved one group of five individuals and another group of three, FOX 17 News reports.

Metro Police are continuing to investigate the shooting and searching for the gunman, as well as a man and woman who were standing by him during the shooting. The department shared surveillance photos of the suspects involved in Wednesday's shooting via Twitter.

Metro Police said two guns -- a revolver and a semi-automatic handgun -- were found in the parking lot outside Dave and Busters on the Opry Mills property.

Photo: Getty Images

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