Police Investigate Downtown Winston-Salem Fights

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem police arrested multiple people after several small fights Friday night in downtown.

Police say the fights happened while approximately 300 teenagers were hanging out in Winston Square Park.

About 25 officers went to investigate. According to police, some the teenagers began running through the downtown area, but most of them remained in the park.

Police officers said they used pepper spray to control the crowd.

No injuries were reported.

Police arrested 19-year-old Shaquan Mizell for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting, Delaying and Obstructing an Officer. They also arrested a 16-year-old girl for the same charges. Officers took four juveniles into custody and later released them to their parents/guardians.

At this time, investigators are not sure what started the fights.


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