GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Police say three people were being treated for wounds that were not life-threatening after a shooting Friday at a mall in North Carolina.

Rick Goodale, a spokesman for the Gastonia Police Department, said the shooting happened around noon Friday in the food court of the Eastridge Mall in Gastonia.

Goodale said by phone that there is no active threat to the public. He said the three people shot are being treated for their wounds. He said one or more suspects fled the mall and haven’t been caught.

The city of about 77,000 people is west of Charlotte not far from the state line with South Carolina.