A confrontation arose between a group of people and security guards in front of a mall in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday night, forcing officers to fire warning shots to stop the violence.
The incident occurred at the entrance of AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon in Son Ky Ward, Tan Phu District at around 9:30 pm, according to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
A large group of men and women first had an escalated argument with multiple security guards employed by the mall, causing a fight.
Many people were seen wielding batons and other objects during the brawl.
The violence lasted for minutes before undercover police officers arrived at the location and fired several warning shots to control the situation and arrested many suspects.
|Police officers arrive at AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City following a fight on December 6, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre|
The police unit in Son Ky Ward later arrived to carry out their investigation.
Many shoppers witnessed the incident but they were unclear why the brawl broke out.
The case has been transferred to the Tan Phu District police unit for further investigation.