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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A back-to-school bash for local teens ended in a brawl Saturday night at the State Theatre. It may sound familiar. The same thing happened at the downtown Albany venue during an end of school bash back in May.

This time though, gunshots were fired. While no serious injuries were reported, APD's gang unit is investigating.

It's quiet at the State Theatre, but that wasn't the case Saturday night when a large fight broke out. One kid we spoke to says once they got outside, things got ugly. Reggie Clark says he was enjoying a back to school party with friends.

"I was dancing then I saw a whole crowd start fighting," said Clark. "They came outside and said I'm fixing to go to the trunk."

He says he heard several gun shots.

"They sounded like, pow, pow, pow," Clark said.

Joshua Williams wasn't at the party. He doesn't agree with the behavior.

"I believe in non-violence but I also believe you have to defend yourself," said Williams.

As a college student he knows these fights can stem from a number of reasons.

"Over a female, a male, money or drugs, over anything, over if my shirt looks better than yours," Williams noted.

When State Theatre owner Lane Rosen spoke to WALB in May regarding the last brawl, he said he had security officers present.

"If everybody minds their own business and keeps to themselves, I think the city would be in a better state," Williams noted. 

Police reports say that Darvin Stephens was arrested for loitering, starting a fight, and refusing to leave the scene. We tried contacting Lane Rosen, the owner of the State Theatre, but he has not returned our phone calls.

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