Several arrested in melee near grocery store

Authorities say a huge fight in Johnston County led to several arrests and cars towed (Photo courtesy of Jason Thompson)

August 12, 2013 3:21:13 AM PDT
Several people were arrested overnight in Johnston County following a huge brawl.

Shortly after midnight, a fight broke out near the Food Lion on U.S. 301 in Kenly.

During the melee, eyewitnesses said gunshots were fired, but no one was hit.

Kenly police had to request backup from several agencies to break up the fight involving 15 to 20 people.

Eight people were arrested and three cars were towed from the scene.

It is unclear what started the altercation.

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