Teen arrested, charged after shots fired, fight breaks out in movie theater parking lot

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (12/26): A Birmingham movie theater was back to business as usual, less than 24 hours after shots rang out in the parking lot.

Those hoping to enjoy a family outing at the Edge Movie Theatre are now doing so with caution, asking the owners to increase police presence.

“They need more security. They need to do something about this. Young people don’t need to die for stupid reasons when it could have been, probably, prevented,” said Danielle Guitierrez.

Business owners in the same shopping area expressed their concerns over gun violence but feared speaking on camera would cost them business.

UPDATE (12/26): Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams says a teenager is now in custody and being charged with disorderly conduct, after a fight and shooting breakout at a Birmingham movie theater.

Police say the shots were not actually shot inside of the Edge Movie Theater Wednesday night but in a nearby parking lot.

No one was injured.

This is an ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL (12/25): Several shots were fired and a juvenile was arrested following a fight at a Birmingham movie theater Christmas night.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, an off duty officer responded to a fight at the Edge 12 movie theater Wednesday night. BPD says 300 teenagers and children were at the theater during the fight.

Officers arrived on scene and lead the patrons to the parking lot to wait for parents to pick them up.

No one was injured in the fight but police say four to five shots were fired. One juvenile was taken into custody as a result of the incident.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.


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