Early Black Friday shopping turns deadly at an Alabama mall. One person is dead and two other are injured.

While shoppers were getting in their early Black Friday shopping Thanksgiving night -- police say, two people got into a fight at River-Chase Galleria Mall in Hoover.

Things escalated and there was an exchange of gunfire. An 18-year-old was taken to a local hospital, reportedly in serious condition.

The man who shot the teen attempted to leave, and was fatally shot by police.

"I heard six or seven gunshots right upstairs is what it sounded like where it was and everybody freaked and screamed and ran into Mountain High, and then stuffed us into supply closets and locked the doors. They seemed prepared. And then we sat there for five to ten minutes all freaking out, and then they open the escape route doors, and we escaped through the escape route doors somewhere out here," said one witness.

A 12-year-old girl was also shot and taken to the hospital.