Black Friday Deals Kick Off Early With A Side Of Brawls & Shootings


Officers said the fights were not over sales, but of a personal nature. No arrests have been made, as no one wanted to press charges.

Shoppers getting an early start on Black Friday deals had their Thanksgiving trek to the Riverchase Galleria cut short when fights broke out in the mall.

Just several hours into Black Friday and reports of fights between misbehaving shoppers are already beginning to be filed.

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

According to the New York Post, the mall had opened at 6 p.m. on Thursday and was set to stay open until midnight, but the fight prompted authorities to close the mall at 11:20 p.m.

Multiple women can be seen in a tussle with a police officer, with others being pinned to the ground by store employees. The statement also said "no major incidents were reported". As KMIZ-TV reported, one person was shot outside the Columbia Mall in Missouri.

About a dozen police officers rushed to stop a fight late Wednesday night at the mall's common area. Hale says two teenage girls got into an altercation inside the mall around 11:30 p.m. A YouTube video of the brawl hit the internet on Friday, prompting news coverage from a number of sites, including the Daily Caller.

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