Black Friday Fight Erupts at Alabama Shopping Mall

25 November, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • The elbows-out shopping bonanza known as Black Friday began on Thursday evening

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

The Galleria opened to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thursday and was set to close at midnight before reopening again at 6 a.m. for Black Friday.

It's been Black Friday for over 24 hours, aka longer than an actual fucking day, because capitalism.

And apparently there was a second fight, sparked by a shoe flying over the railing and striking a baby.

AL.com reports that police and firefighters responded to reports of fighting in the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama, around 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

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

One altercation left a man with a shattered hip after he was flung into an shelf at a Kmart
One altercation left a man with a shattered hip after he was flung into an shelf at a Kmart

The second incident was the fight. Officers said the fights were not over sales, but of a personal nature.

Police officers are still interviewing witnesses as of 1:30 a.m. Friday. As part of their normal holiday season security plan, Hoover police have additional officers on duty at the city's shopping centers.

The Black Friday 2017 brawl ended up hurting other shoppers.

Investigators told ABC 17 News a 19-year-old person sustained life-threatening injuries after the shooting in the parking lot of the mall.

There was also, originally, a report of gunshots fired. New York Daily News reports that the reason for the shooting is unclear.

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