Walmart briefly closes store amid shooting scare

Police cruiser parked at Dothan Walmart store after fight creates shooting scare though no shots were fired. Photo from December 5, 2019.
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Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- A large Dothan department store locked down for a few minutes Thursday night after a fight broke out in its parking lot.

“Our information is that there was a dispute at Walmart's southside location this evening and we believe someone may have had a gun but no shots were fired,” Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said.

Customers scurried to the back of the store after receiving erroneous information that shots had been fired. After police arrived, the retailer resumed normal operations without incident.

Parrish said those involved in the dispute had dispersed when officers arrive and no arrests have been made