Fight shuts down Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night

Fight shuts down Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night

The mall was shut down at 11:20 p.m. despite its original set closing time of midnight, according to the AL.com report.

The Black Friday 2017 brawl ended up hurting other shoppers. In the footage, police were seen arresting a pair of women while a group of others grappled in the background amid scattered inventory.

Additionally, a man in Columbia (Mo.) is being treated for a gunshot wound after being shot in the parking lot of a local mall.

The melee broke out in the Riverchase Galleria near a Buckle store.

"As previously reported, Hoover Police will have extra officers on site at our retail areas throughout the holiday season to ensure the safety and security of the patrons and stores in our city", Hoover police Lieutenant Keith Czeskleba said in a statement early Friday. A 19-year-old suffered a gunshot wound while in a vehicle in the parking lot and reportedly faced life-threatening injuries.

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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.

Watch video of the Hoover, AL brawl above, via Claire Huddleston.

A woman who appeared to be with the attacker claimed that the employee was the one who provoked the fight.

There's now no information on any injuries or arrest from the fights.




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