Shooting, Mall Brawl Are Early Low-Lights for Black Friday

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

Hoover Fire paramedics treated at least one person for minor injuries.

Catching a sale has once again brought out the primal behavior of shoppers on the infamous day known as Black Friday.

The fight happened on the second floor of the mall.

The mall's General Manager Mike White told CBS 42 early Friday morning the mall closed at 11:40 p.m.; about 20 minutes before their scheduled closing at midnight.

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. No one was transported to the hospital.

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Police said the fight was of a personal nature, and not over sales. That reportedly sparked a second fight.

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

The Black Friday 2017 brawl ended up hurting other shoppers.

About a dozen police officers rushed to stop a fight late Wednesday night at the mall's common area. ABC 17 News reports a 19-year-old was listed in critical condition after an interaction with the police.

Police say the man who fired the gun allegedly did so after trying to place the gun in its holster while sitting in a vehicle with another man, whom he reportedly knew. News reports will likely emerge pointing to a shortage of humans going out into meatspace to try saving half a penny on a veggie spiralizer.

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