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Police shoot teen after 600 break into ‘violent crowd’ at Six Flags (VIDEO)


A huge fight broke out at Six Flags Georgia on its opening day, leaving a teenager injured after police shot him.

Cobb County Police said officers responded to a call of an “unruly” crowd at the amusement park around 6:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 2.

“Violent mob storms Six Flags in Georgia”

“Last night, a violent mob stormed Six Flags in Georgia. Chaos erupted, involving 500-600 teenagers violently fighting and stomping,” one person shared on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “The crowd then started shooting at the police.”

A teenager was shot dead.

Part of the incident was filmed and shared on X. In the clip, you can see several teenagers fighting, stomping and punching each other.

The Cobb County Police Department reportedly said about 500 to 600 people were “running through the park and fighting.”

In the video clip, you can see one group kicking someone to the ground while many others rushed and ran after shots were fired.

“As officers followed the crowd, ensuring they left the property, an unknown number of suspects fired at the officers. One officer returned fire, striking one of the suspects,” County Police said. Cobb.

The suspect, whose name was not released by police, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital after receiving medical treatment at the scene. His condition is unknown at this time.

Independent journalist Kacee Allen shared another video of the shooting, writing: “The opening day of the Georgia amusement park turned violent, with fights breaking out inside the park and ending in a shooting involving Cobb County Officers.”

Six Flags addresses shooting

Six Flags Over Georgia has addressed the shooting that took place Saturday, but says it did not happen on Six Flags property.

“It is incredibly disappointing that our community is being disrupted at public events throughout the region by groups of underage youth,” Six Flags Over Georgia said in a statement.

“Just like other venues in the area, we are committed to keeping these types of issues off our park and property. There has been police activity involving shots fired; we want to confirm that “There were no shootings on our property or in our parking lot,” the company said, adding, “This took place on South Service Road which is not owned or operated by Six Flags.” . However, we join our community and the Atlanta region in our commitment to safety and security.

“We will not tolerate this type of activity here,” Six Flags said.


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