Shots rang out in Little Rock's River Market district after a group of "unruly" teenagers were removed by police from a free, outdoor showing of a Harry Potter film. There were no reports of injuries.
The Little Rock Police Department said it started when officers escorted a large group of teenagers from the Movies in the Park screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the River Market Amphitheater "due to their unruly behavior."
As the group reached the 400 block of President Clinton Avenue about 9:45 p.m., multiple shots were fired and "everyone began to run in different directions," a police report states.
One teen who was initially believed to have a gun was placed in handcuffs and searched but later released when police didn't find a weapon.
No arrests were made, but authorities are "investigating ways to identify the suspect(s)," police Lt. Sidney Allen said in an email. He added that measures to improve security at the weekly film series beyond an already heightened police presence are being discussed.
"It is our goal to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for all visitors to the park," he wrote. "We are talking with all entities associated with Movies in the Park to formulate better security strategies for this event."