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Shots fired in Florida Chuck E. Cheese parking lot during altercation

Authorities in Florida are investigating an incident in which shots were fired outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in an altercation Saturday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

“No shooting victims have been located at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office got multiple calls about shots fired near the restaurant just before 5 p.m. Saturday. Detectives said that an altercation broke out inside the Chuck E. Cheese and that a security guard moved the crowd outside into the parking lot.

As the crowd was moving, a woman brandished a firearm in the vestibule and the security guard tried to take it from her.

“At some point, the woman lost possession of the firearm outside of Chuck E. Cheese, while another woman picked it up and shot at least one round into the air,” the sheriff’s office said. “The shooter then lost possession of the firearm, and a third woman picked it up and placed it inside of a light gray Chevrolet Traverse.”

All three women, as well as a male suspect, are in custody. There is no threat to the public, authorities said.

During the altercation, a white Audi crashed into the Chuck E. Cheese, and two women and a minor were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The male driver was also transported to the hospital,” authorities said. “His involvement is unknown at this time.”

It’s not clear whether the crash was related to the initial altercation.

The investigation continues, police said.