Charges issued after Collierville Independence Day Celebration brawl

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) - Some fireworks erupted before the scheduled fireworks display in Collierville on July 3.

A video making its rounds on social media shows a fight at Cox Park during Collierville's Independence Day Celebration.

The video shows two teens being knocked down on the concrete, with many others involved in the fight,

Collierville police are working to track down the teens that were involved.

The cell phone video shows teen girls being pulled to the ground and kicked repeatedly.

"Accused one of us of looking at them when we were looking at a good truck," one teen involved in the fight said.

WMC's Sasha Jones spoke to three of the teens involved in the fight. They said they were attacked because another teen claimed they were staring in the wrong direction.

That's when they said a girl called over five other teens to jump in the fight.

"She attacked me from behind and as soon as she pulled my hair, I was way over there and she was way over here," one teen said. "I was scared because when it all happened I thought I was about to die."

The grandfather of the girls said what is shown in the video is more than just a fight.

"That wasn't a fight, that was an assault," Butch Jones said.

He said his grandchildren were assaulted and he wants the Collierville Police Department to take action.

"I want the people of Collierville to know that this is going on in this community," he said.

Collierville police said charges have been brought against two teens. The department is tracking down others involved and is continuing to investigate.

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