CHARLOTTE — Chaos erupted after someone claimed that those shots were fired inside of Carowinds late Saturday night, CMPD said.
An officer on scene told Channel 9′s Glenn Counts that no shots were fired, however rumors of shots being fired caused people to panic and run out.
Park officials said the park was closed early at 11 p.m. due to what they say was unruly behavior by serval groups of minors that led to unconfirmed rumors of a threat to guests.
Channel 9 could see the CMPD helicopter circling over the park. Police said that some people were hurt as they left the park. The extent of those injuries is unknown at this time.
Friday night was the opening night of SCarowinds.
The full statement from Carowinds is below:
“The safety of our guests and associates at Carowinds is always our top priority. On Saturday, September 17, the decision was made to close the park at 11:00 p.m. ET due to unruly behavior by several groups of minors which led to unconfirmed rumors of a threat to guests. This behavior did not align with Carowinds’ values and was not the experience we want any guest to have while visiting the park. As a precaution, local law enforcement was on hand to assist guests in exiting the park.”
This is a developing story. Check wsoctv.com for updates.
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