This happened about close to 2years ago, my wife, me and our children were dooing some shopping inside Oprymills mall in Nashville TN. we had just entered into a store when all of a sudden there was two shots fired right outside the store, now keep in mind the mall was packed with shoppers.
At that time it was like a heard of cattle running and screaming, I took my family into the back of the store and put all of them inside of a changing room and told my wife to shut and lock the door. Which she did at that time, I told her that I was going to stay outside and move a little closer to the entrance of the store.
I was not trying to be a hero, but I figured that if anybody was going to come into the store and start shooting people, well I wasnt going to let them get inside and get anywhere near my family, so another gentleman and myself posted security at the front of the store when all of a sudden the gunfire started again. At this time all hell broke loose inside the mall and now the cavalry was there and running rampid, which was a good sign to see.
Long story short, 3 gangbangers shot a guy inside the mall, my thoughts here are this, nomatter where you go and how simple the day seems to be, it can turn to crap in a heartbeat. Im just thankful I didnt have to resort to defending my family and myself. My family turned out to be fine, however they were very shooken up, that being their first experience with hostile gunfire..