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On September 17, 2022 large fights broke out at the Carowinds theme roller coaster park. Part of the theme park sits in Charlotte, NC and the rest of it sits in South Carolina.

Around 10 p.m. a series of large fights between hundreds of people broke out inside of Carowinds. User video shows several people on the ground that were knocked unconscious during the fight.

Other people were knocked down and trampled while trying to get away from the ruthless melee. Shots were fired outside of Carowinds near the area.

The chaos caused Carowinds officials to close the theme park early. Paramedics and police responded to the scene. No arrests have been made, but several people were taken to the hospital.

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Carowinds officials released this statement:

“The safety of our guests and associates at Carowinds is always our top priority. On Saturday, September 17, 2022 the decision was made to close the park at 11:00 p.m. ET due to unruly behavior by several groups of minors which led to unconfirmed rumors of a threat to guests. This behavior did not align with Carowinds’ values and was not the experience we want any guest to have while visiting the park. As a precaution, local law enforcement was on hand to assist guests in exiting the park.”