UPDATE: Five people injured at Augusta Mall by motorist

Five people were injured at Augusta Mall when they were hit by a car in the parking lot, according to an official at a local ambulance company.

The injured were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to Gold Cross EMS Maj. Gene Peebles. He said the injuries were non-life threatening.

Emergency vehicles were sent to Augusta Mall about 9 p.m.

A police dispatcher said someone reported a car had struck several people in the parking lot near the mall's food court entrance.

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy at the scene said a man was arrested in the incident. Authorities were questioning the man late Friday and charges were not immediately available

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