Police: Over 200 teens responsible for “mall brawl”
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officers were called to a large fight at the Castleton Square Mall just before 8 p.m.
According to IMPD dispatch, a large crowd was fighting at the mall. The suspects ran and police heard gunfire. However, it was not clear where the gunfire came from.
Police were clearing out the mall to investigate. The mall remained open until closing time.
No one was hurt, according to police.
IMPD officer Christopher Wilburn said “These sorts of things cannot happen, we are glad that no one was hurt and we will not tolerate that sort of behavior.”
IMPD told 24-Hour News 8 that there were reports on social media that something was going to take place at the mall. Security was increased as a precaution and stores were alerted to the activity.
Police believe that the commotion was caused by over 200 teenagers. They are calling the incident a “mall brawl”
Wilburn went on to say. “It is embarrassing. It is disappointing because there are places for children and teenagers to burn off energy. I think this was calculated by a group of people and it is unacceptable. It is an embarrassment for the parents and an embarrassment for them. That is what is troubling for me.”
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A witness at the scene said it was scary, she thought she was going to be shot.
Police restored civility just before 10 p.m. They say no arrests were made and no evidence was found to substantiate gunshots.
The investigation is ongoing.