shooting at a Kansas City shopping center has left at least two dead a fire official said.

Local FOX affiliate WDAF reports that the gunman is also dead, but it is unclear if he is one of the two fatalities.

The shooting occurred shortly about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ward Parkway shopping center in south Kansas City, police said.

"We have at least two fatalities, maybe more," said Joe Vitale, a Kansas City fire department battalion chief.

Preliminary witness accounts gave conflicting accounts of exactly where the shootings occurred. Television video showed a window shot out at a Starbucks coffee shot but some witnesses said the shooting occurred around a Target store.

Aaron Washington, 34, a worker at Target, said the shooting appeared to happen near store's entrance into the into mall.

He said he was coming back from lunch when he heard gunshots.

"The only person we saw was a black gentleman holding his eye. The man had apparently been shot," Washington said.

Yesenia Erives, 11, of Kansas City, said she was seeing a movie at a movie theater in the mall when she heard two gunshots.

"Then a worker from the theaters, he said to go back in the theater because there's a guy who shot some people," she said.

The theater was evacuated and the mall was shutdown, with the surrounding streets also closed down.