Lauderhill Mall Fight Injures 2, No Arrests: Why Did 200 Teens Brawl In Florida? [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on June 26, 2013 3:17 PM EDT

Lauderhill Mall fight
A fight in Lauderhill Mall involved more than 200 kids. No arrests were made. Police believe social media was behind chaotic gathering. (Photo: YouTube)

A massive Lauderhill Mall fight took place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday just outside the Dollar Store, reports the Sun Sentinel. More than 200 teenagers congregated around a parking lot fight, causing a massive lock down for more than two hours. SWAT was dispatched to control the incident.

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According to NBC Miami, local authorities confirmed two people involved in the Lauderhill Mall fight were treated for minor injuries. According to shopper Danielle Jozwiak at the Lauderhill Mall, the large number of teens gathering around the brawl was completely overwhelming.

"There was more than 100," Said Joziak. "You couldn't even see [the parking lot] they had the sidewalk and the whole road full of kids."

Authorities estimate 200 to even 300 teens gathered at the Lauderhill Mall fight in the parking lot. Lauderhill Police Lt. Michael Butkus said that authorities have yet to make any arrests in connection to the fight. In fact, the cause of the brawl isn't clear.

"I don't know what the motive was for using the mall or why they would want to fight," said Lt. Michael Butkus.

Initial investigations suggest the fight may have started from a previous fight between two girls. Secondary possibilities of the Lauderhill Mall incident include a possible gathering organized via social media. Authorities have not ruled out a rally in response to the ongoing George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin murder trial. 

For one Lauderhill teenager, identifying himself as "D," told NBC Miami the incident escalated once teens with other arguments to settle took the opportunity to fight it out amid the chaos. "Whatever pressure you had against anybody, you had to come out today," D said.

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