EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to indicate that 12 people were injured in the shooting.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Twelve people were injured and three people have been taken into custody after a shooting Saturday afternoon inside the Columbia Centre Mall, Columbia police said during a news briefing.

Police said the incident was not a random attack and that it happened during an altercation between several people.

Ten people suffered gunshot wounds and two others were hurt during a “stampede” that occurred during the shooting, police said. Two of the injured people are in critical condition.

The victims, between the ages of 15 and 73, were taken to three area hospitals, according to police.

Police got their first report of the shooting at 2:03 p.m. from someone who called 911 and said shots had been fired near the Gap store.

Earlier, police said on Twitter that “people have been injured during the incident” and that they were receiving medical attention.” Police said people were being evacuated from the mall and that teams of law-enforcement officers had been “strategically” working to clear the mall.

Several people told CBS affiliate WLTX that there was a heavy law-enforcement presence at the mall.

As the incident was unfolding, police in also told those who were asked to shelter in place not to leave their locations on their own.

“Law enforcement officers will come to you as a protected escort,” police said. “DO NOT leave a store until told to do so by proper authorities.”

Police also instructed anyone still inside the mall to call 911 or 803-252-2911 and give their location to dispatchers, who will immediately relay that information to officers who are on scene to assist.

There’s no word yet on how many people have been hurt or how serious their injuries might be.

Witnesses told WLTX there were “multiple” gunshots and people running out of stores. 

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that a reunification site for those with family or friends affected by the shooting is being set up at the Fairfield Inn at 320 Columbiana Drive.

WLTX also reported that the South Carolina Highway Patrol has blocked the on and off-ramps from Interstate 26 to Harbison Boulevard in both directions.

Police said representatives from the State Law Enforcement Division and the Lexington, Richland and Newberry county sheriff’s offices were among those assisting at the scene.

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