UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Atmore police say they were on their way to the Acapulco restaurant on East Church Street Thursday night, Cinco de Mayo, to see a fight inside when the call came that shots were fired in the parking lot. By the time they arrived at the restaurant, everyone involved had left, according to a press release.
Police learned from witnesses and from video of the incident that the fight started after two women, who were already engaged in “an ongoing disagreement on social media”, spotted each other. The two started fighting and their friends couldn’t separate them.
Police said “the fight took place in the parking lot.” Police say a teenage girl fired five shots into the air with a handgun as a vehicle pulled out of the parking lot. This minor faces reckless endangerment and gun dumping inside the city limits.
Ashanti Tolbert, 20, of Atmore will face a disorderly conduct charge. Breanna Williams, of Bay Minette, will face charges of third degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Police said they are still investigating. Additional charges might come.
ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) – A woman fired warning shots into the air at an Atmore Mexican restaurant on Thursday night. Atmore police said she and another woman were arguing before the shots rang out.
APD says the argument happened outside the Mexican restaurant in Acapulco on Thursday night. The argument started inside the restaurant and spilled out into the parking lot. One of the women pulled out a gun and fired several shots in the air. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
The APD confirms that no arrests have been made at this time. WKRG News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.
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