Thursday, April 5, 2012

Teen Brawl Stemmed from Facebook Post

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM

On Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., Shelby County sheriff's deputies responded to a fight call near Shelby Drive and Hacks Cross involving about 20 to 30 teenagers.

Witnesses told police shots had been fired by an unknown male who fled in a vehicle, and 19-year-old Valencia Parker was transported to the Regional Medical Center of Memphis in stable condition after she was punctured with an object on her upper right arm. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) has determined Parker's wound was not related to the gunshot.

The SCSO investigation into the fight revealed that a group of girls from Whitehaven High School had traveled to the neighborhood near Southwind High School in search of a female student who had posted comments they didn't like on Facebook. When they were unable to find that girl, the group started a fight with two other girls walking along Ridge Walk Lane.

The crowd eventually escalated to include between 20 and 30 juveniles, both male and female, and multiple fights broke out. Seven people were arrested and detained, and two females, ages 15 and 16, were charged with disorderly conduct.

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