The Tullahoma Police Department is investigating an incident where a person was shot inside Northgate Mall Thursday.

According to Police Chief Jason Williams, a verbal altercation inside the mall area turned violent and a white male produced a gun and fired a shot, injuring one person.

Mall patrons were evacuated to their cars in the parking lot, according to one witness.

The injured individual was originally transported to Tennova Healthcare - Harton before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to officials.

The alleged shooter fled the scene in a white sedan, according to Williams. Law enforcement officials are currently searching for the individual.

The main interior of the mall will be closed while police officials continue their investigation, according to mall management.