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Hillsborough deputies respond to shots fired outside Brandon Chuck E. Cheese

The reports of at least one shot being fired drew a large law enforcement presence but deputies say they haven’t found anyone who was shot.
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired at a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon.
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired at a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Sep. 25|Updated Sep. 25

BRANDON — A fight at a Brandon Chuck E. Cheese resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and a large law enforcement response to the business late Saturday afternoon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Just before 5 p.m., the sheriff’s office received calls about shots fired near the Chuck E. Cheese at 1540 Brandon Blvd. Responding deputies learned that a fight had occurred inside the business and that a private security guard had moved the crowd involved in the fight into the parking lot.

While that was occurring, a woman woman “brandished a firearm inside the vestibule” of the Chuck E. Cheese, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The guard tried to get the gun, but the woman lost the gun outside of the business. Another woman then picked up the gun and fired at least one round into the air, sheriff’s officials said.

That woman then also lost the gun, after which a third woman picked up the gun and put it inside a vehicle.

While all this was taking place, the driver of a white Audi crashed into the Chuck E. Cheese.

Sheriff’s officials said all three women were in custody Saturday night, as was a man involved in the fight.

Deputies have not found anyone who was hit by gunfire. Two women and a child were taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, though sheriff’s officials did not say how they were injured. The driver of the Audi also was taken to the hospital.

No other details were immediately released.

Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon.
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on  Saturday in Brandon.
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon.
Deputies investigate reports of shots fired and a vehicle crash into the side of a Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday in Brandon. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
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