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Racial comments may have caused Wal-Mart fight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A video of a fight between two shoppers at a Beech Grove Wal-Mart has gone viral. Now, one of the women involved in the brawl is speaking out about what happened moments before cameras began rolling.

The woman, who identified herself as Amber, spoke with local radio station WZPL during Tuesday’s Smiley Morning Show.

She told the station that race was the main factor as to why she confronted the other woman. Moments before the fight the woman said she heard the other woman in the motorized scooter shouting racial comments to an African-American worker.

Amber told WZPL that she confronted the woman about her use of the derogatory language. The woman on the scooter sprang out of her seat and began shoving the other woman.

She told WZPL that she was personally offended by the other women’s language.

“I have a lot of African-American friends and I have my niece who is half African-American, so I don’t stand for that,” Amber shared.

Capt. Bob Mercuri with the Beech Grove police said Tuesday the police are investigating the matter. They plan to talk with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office to see if any charges might be filed.

The woman also talked about her 6-year-old son who can be seen throwing punches in the video. Amber says she isn’t worried about him getting hurt in fights because he has been studying martial arts for two years.

Wal-Mart said both women are now banned from the store.