No arrests have yet been made following a fight that broke out between as many as two dozen people at a Wal-Mart in Ferguson, Missouri Tuesday night.
In viral footage, multiple tangles of people can be seen hammering away at each other near the front of the store on West Florissant Avenue.
At least three individuals were separately held to the ground, stomped and smacked by multiple attackers.
At one point, a woman screams, “Get the fuck off my momma, b-tch,” before breaking a long black object on another woman’s head, to gasps from the crowd. She is immediately knocked to the floor.
Other footage shows the store’s entrance area engulfed in clouds sprayed from a fire extinguisher, while glass is heard breaking after an object is thrown off-camera.
All the while, bystanders mill around filming the scene on their phones.
The scene had cleared out by the time police arrived shortly after 9 p.m., local news outlet KSDK reported.
Ferguson Police Chief Frank McCall told KSDK the video shows something he’s never seen before.
“We’ve never had an incident that involved 20 individuals in a brawl like that in a department store,” he said. “I don’t see really the purpose of it.”
He could only describe the event as “disgraceful” to another local news outlet, KMOV.
McCall told KMOV the fight stemmed from a smaller, earlier incident that “kicked back up shortly thereafter.”
He said police are working to get their hands on surveillance video, and he’s “confident” Wal-Mart will prosecute the fighters for property damage.
McCall said police have tentatively identified some attackers and hope to confirm those with “the victims in question,” but those victims may not be feeling talkative, as no injuries have yet been reported to the police, he said.
KMOV reported bystanders said the store was a problem area, with similar incidents happening before.
McCall said he doesn’t consider the location “a public nuisance,” adding that the fight could have happened anywhere “within this region.”