Video: Black Friday kicks off with brawls
NEW YORK POST – YARON STEINBUCH
Some Alabama shoppers hunting for deals on Black Friday scored black eyes instead, when a wild brawl broke out at a mall, according to reports.
Disturbing video captured the melee at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, where police and firefighters found women exchanging blows on the floor about 11 p.m. Thursday, AL.com reported.
Reports of gunfire spread on social media, but authorities said they were not confirmed and that no one was shot.
Paramedics treated one victim at the scene for minor injuries, but no one was transported to a hospital after the fights, which were of a personal nature rather than over sales, officials said.
Police did not immediately confirm reports that several arrests were made after the mayhem.
The mall opened at 6 p.m. Thursday and was set to close at midnight before reopening again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. But because of the commotion, it was closed about 11:20 p.m.