Cops: 1 injured in brawl involving more than 300 teens at Atlantic Station

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A fight involving more than 300 teenagers broke out at Atlantic Station on Saturday evening and sent at least one boy to the hospital.

Officers were called to the Midtown shopping and dining destination about 6:30 p.m. after someone reported seeing a large crowd gathering near the bowling alley, Atlanta police said in a statement.

When the officers arrived, they found hundreds of teenage boys brawling, according to police. Investigators determined the boys had gathered to fight in what was an “ongoing dispute.”

More officers were called to the scene to help disperse the crowd, police said. Several boys ran away once they arrived, but officers detained one teen who they said was the “primary aggressor in the physical dispute.”

His name and charges were not released because of his age. The injured boy was taken to a hospital, according to police.

Iresha Ridley said her 13-year-old son was treated for a bloodied arm, swollen nose and cut lip. She does not know what caused the fight, but the boy’s shoes were stolen, she told Channel 2 Action News.

“The other kids jumped him. I have no idea,” Ridley said in an interview with the news station. “My son had never even been in a fight before.”

The incident remains under investigation.