Wild Brawl Between Shoppers Forces Alabama Mall to Close

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

WATCH: Wild Brawl Between Shoppers Forces Alabama Mall to Close

Black Friday is living up to its reputation as the most unsafe shopping day of the year.

One fight, which occurred near the mall's Buckle location was not related to Black Friday sales, according to a news release from the Hoover Police Department. A 19-year-old suffered a gunshot wound while in a auto in the parking lot and reportedly faced life-threatening injuries.

Black Friday shopping unexpectedly turned violent after incidents including a brawl at an Alabama mall Thursday and a shooting at a Missouri mall Friday.

Hoover Fire paramedics treated one victim on the scene for minor injuries sustained in a fight.

Police showed up to stop the fighting. Lt. Keith Czeskleba told reporters police responded an incident between two women. No one, however, was taken to the hospital.

There were reports of several arrests stemming from the fights, but efforts to confirm that with police weren't immediately successful. Instead, because of the commotion, the mall closed down about 11:20 p.m. and ushered shoppers out. It reopened as scheduled on 6:00 a.m. Friday. Police were still interviewing witnesses on Friday, but they did not identify a suspect or disclose a motive for the attack.

This article will be updated throughout the day as new information is confirmed.

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