A Brawl Breaks Out During A Black Friday Event

by Garry Watts November 25, 2017, 0:26
A Brawl Breaks Out During A Black Friday Event

Police said two men were sitting inside a auto when one of them discharged the gun while trying to holster the weapon.

Black Friday shopping also turned violent outside the Columbia Mall in Missouri, reported ABC 17.

Experts estimate that over 115 million people will venture out to shop on Black Friday, with an estimated expense of almost $1000 per shopper.

According to multiple media reports, over 15 Hoover police officers responded to fights breaking out between customers as well as unconfirmed reports of gunfire at about 11 p.m.

The mall closed 40 minutes early because of the melee. No one was transported to the hospital.

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Al.com reported that the fight was not due to sales, but due to a personal matter.

A video where we see two women reined in by the forces of law and order has been circulated on the social networks. That reportedly sparked a second fight.

No one was arrested in the violence, Lieutenant Keith Czeskleba said a statement released at around 9:45 a.m. on Friday.

This wasn't the only incident of Black Friday shopping violence.

Officers said they could not confirm whether the shooting was accidental or deliberate. The gunshot left an unidentified 19-year-old with serious, life-threatening injuries. A YouTube video of the brawl hit the internet on Friday, prompting news coverage from a number of sites, including the Daily Caller.


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