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Brawl involving baseball bats and crowbar reported outside Fredericksburg Walmart
Fredericksburg police are seeking young people involved in large-scale fighting early Friday in the parking lot of Walmart in the Central Park shopping area.
The brawl sent one man to the hospital, left others with lesser injuries and damaged several cars.
Apparently, two groups of young adults and teenagers began fighting shortly after 1 a.m., according to city police spokeswoman Natatia Blesoe.
Bledsoe said baseball bats and a crowbar were used in the fighting.
When officers arrived many of those involved in the fighting had left, police said.
One man, a 25-year-old Spotsylvania resident, said he and his friends were hanging out in the parking lot when a fight broke out between his group and another group. This subject’s car had been damaged during the altercation and a crowbar was found still impaled through the windshield.
Another vehicle was discovered in the parking lot with all of its windows broken.
A 20-year-old Stafford resident was later discovered at the Mary Washington Hospital emergency department with significant injuries to his head and arms, and cuts and bruising all over his body.
Interviewed by police at the hospital, the victim reported that he was at the Walmart with his girlfriend and two other friends and they were attacked in the parking lot by three male subjects, one of whom was armed with the bat, Bledsoe said.
At least a dozen potential suspects have been identified, but police are still gathering information and the investigation is ongoing.