Three women have been taken into custody after shots were fired at the Brandon Chuck E. Cheese today. Police report there was a fight inside. A security guard tried to move the fight outside. During the scuffle a woman pulled out a gun. She dropped it. A friend picked it up and allegedly fired one shot into the air. She lost the gun and then a few more shots were reportedly fired NOT hitting anyone.
The sheriff’s office said a white Audi crashed into the front of the building while the group was fighting as seen in photos. Two women and a child were taken to TGH with non life-threatening injuries. HCSO said a male driver was also taken to the hospital, but deputies aren’t sure how he was involved with the incident.
There was NO child abduction as a part of the incident.
Here is the official statement from Chuck E. Cheese
We are aware of the incident that occurred on Saturday, September 24, at our Brandon, FL location, where a vehicle crashed into our storefront. We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our venues. The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority. The General Manager onsite and our team members acted quickly to alert local authorities and secure medical attention for those involved. We are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert team members and security. We are cooperating with the police during their ongoing investigation and cannot offer additional details at this time.
CHUCK E. CHEESE
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