It happened Friday around 1 p.m.
"It was a busy time of day. This could've been a more dangerous situation but it wasn't an active shooter involvement at all," said Lt. Gary Womble.
Womble tells Eyewitness News the disagreement stemmed from some sort of road rage incident minutes prior.
"They had some type of encounter where one cut the other off and somebody fired a shot from the white sedan at the motorcycle," said Womble.
Womble said the driver of a red motorcycle got into an argument with another driver
The driver, Edwin Dickerson was able to safely park before being rushed to the hospital.
"If you're asking me was it worth that, it certainly was not. We like for people to handle their disputes in a different manner. For someone to fire a shot is extreme," said Womble.
That gunshot sent scared shoppers running while others rushed to the Dickerson's side.
"He was just lying on the ground and the bystanders were helping him," said one person who worked in the mall.
Though chaotic, authorities are thankful the call for shots fired didn't involve fatalities.
"That's always concerning for police that's always concerning for us that someone would do something like that take a shot in a crowded area this way at someone so that is a concern. And that's what we train for," said Womble.
Fayetteville Police are asking anyone who was in the mall earlier this afternoon to call in with any information they may have. The shooter reportedly was in a white sedan.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 676-2597.