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Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early
December 18 2017, 02:50 | Irvin Gilbert
An Alabama mall closed early becaue of fights on Thanksgiving night
One victim was treated for minor injuries by Hoover Fire paramedics.
Alabama's largest mall was due to stay open until midnight but called it a night by 11:20pm.
Experts estimate that over 115 million people will venture out to shop on Black Friday, with an estimated expense of almost $1000 per shopper.
WVTM reported that at one point during that fight, a shoe flew over the railing from the second floor, hitting a baby on the first floor.
The incident occurred early on Thanksgiving night when several fights broke out at the Riverside Galleria in Birmingham, Alabama. No one, however, was taken to the hospital. She said she saw two women fighting in Buckle.
The second incident was the fight.
Police officers are still interviewing witnesses as of 1:30 a.m. Friday.
This wasn't the only incident of Black Friday shopping violence. ABC 17 News reports a 19-year-old was listed in critical condition after an interaction with the police. As part of their normal holiday season security plan, Hoover police have additional officers on duty at the city's shopping centers. Reports of gunfire quickly spread on social media, but authorities said reports of shots fired were not confirmed and no one was shot. New York Daily News reports that the reason for the shooting is unclear.