It was a chaotic scene outside a local bowling alley and it was all caught on camera. Hundreds of teenagers got into a wild brawl and police had to use pepper spray to break it up.
Eyewitnesses said a bunch of teens, who were asked to leave a party inside, told friends on Facebook there would be a fight outside. It was, and one man's car has a bullet hole to prove it.
"Pop, pop, pop, pop," said eyewitness Johnnie Compton. "And everybody was running for their lives."
Compton was just a couple doors down from the Terrace Sports Bowling Alley Sunday night, where a huge crowd had gathered.
"Carloads of people were coming in and people jumping out of cars coming," said Compton. "It was just so many people, total pandemonium."
"Quite a few people were fighting," said Michael Dunn with the Temple Terrace Police Department. "There were multiple incidents of fighting."
Temple Terrace Police called for back-up from the Tampa Police Department to get the crowd out of the parking lot.
"We heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, real fast," said Compton. "That was the police shooting tear gas."
Some of the group took their battles across the street from the bowling alley, near the Walgreens, and others, into the parking lot of K-mart.
Compton and a buddy had stopped to catch the melee on their cell phone.
"This door's open, my partner's standing just like this filming," said Compton. "Then all of the sudden, I heard, pop, pop, pop, pop, it was so loud, I knew that was a gun and I immediately went to jump out the drivers door and hit the cement."
No one got hit, but a bullet pierced his rear passenger door of his car.
"The bullet hit a piece of heavy rubber on the inside of the door and the bullet didn't come through, it stopped it, protected it from coming all the way through to the car," said Compton.
"Facebook had a lot to do with that," said Dan David, who manages Terrace Sports. "One person puts something up there and they Tweet somebody else."
David said you have to have a wristband to stay inside. More than 400 kids did, but those who did not have one, were asked to leave. Once outside, they tweeted other kids to join a brawl in the parking lot.
"One kid turns into 12 and 12 turns into 24," said David. "We want to make sure everyone who was in the building and wants to be there, feels safe there."
Police did question some people they saw speeding away from the scene, but no one has been arrested yet.
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