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Fight at Town Center McDonald’s, Car Shot in Bunnell, But Connection Uncertain

| December 19, 2012

The McDonald's at Town Center. (© FlaglerLive)

The McDonald’s at Town Center. (© FlaglerLive)

Just after 9 p.m. Monday evening, after the Flagler Palm Coast High School-Palatka basketball game at FPC, Palatka and Palm Coast students and others found themselves facing each other again at the McDonald’s in Town Center. A fight broke out. Police were called.

By the time Bunnell and Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies got there, however, the fight had broken up, people had dispersed, and whoever was on scene, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said, did not wish to cooperate with police. There had been one unconfirmed report of shots being fired during the fight. That was not the case, the spokeswoman said–at least not at McDonald’s.

There were shots fired later that evening–at a car in Bunnell, according to Lt. Randy Burke of the Bunnell Police Department. The shots were fired at an empty car in the area of Booe Street. There were no injuries, Burke said, and few additional details for now.

Burke said it is unclear at the moment if there was any connection between the fight and the shots fired.

In the basketball game earlier that evening, FPC had been leading Palatka into the fourth quarter. But Palatka scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and won, 55-46.

13 Responses for “Fight at Town Center McDonald’s, Car Shot in Bunnell, But Connection Uncertain”

  1. wonder says:

    I wonder if it has any connection with the Palatka shooting of the Palm Coast man Ricky Harper who was found dead about a week ago after a robbery gone wrong….?

  2. PCfriend says:

    every event and public place should have metal detectors, it’s gotten to that point. Even HS sports are getting violent. Maybe gym class should be more about excersize. Something needs to change.

  3. glad fly says:

    don’t mess witth them palatka boys.

  4. REALLY??? says:

    Just a taste of whats to come with a “midnight basketball league” as proposed by Manfre’s underling. This is the result of what happens when poor parenting and “community oriented policing” come to fruition. If Deputies went in and put boots to a few heads and took the keys to the zoo back from the animals this crap would stop.

  5. Local Parent says:

    Instead of buying metal detectors the school clearly can not afford…. Cancel after school activities, sporting events, etc. Children \ young adults these days clearly have no sense of responsibility or consequence.

    • Deep South says:

      No such way !! There’s nothing like a Friday Night High School Football game here in the South.

    • Outsider says:

      Yep, let’s punish ALL the kids for the actions of a few thugs. My daughter is a competitive horseback rider and will be running track and field this spring. I know the vast majority of the kids in these activities are not involved in this stuff, but lets go for absolute security and have everyone stay home.

  6. Geezer says:

    You deserve a break today–order up a Big Mac knuckle-sandwich!

  7. RNYPD says:

    We need more Cops, that is all there is to it. Everyone wants to cut taxes and I agree. The thing is you can not cut Police presence in the areas that we all shop, socialize and send our kids to feel free to hang out. Parenting would reduce alot of this but we cannot force bad parents to stop having kids. Police are a true need everywhere.

  8. NortonSmitty says:

    No denying that a police presence makes a difference. Ever see a fight at a Dunkin’ Donuts?

  9. Henry says:

    We need more guns!!! and action!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Every time the police do something many on this website and other forums complain that they went too far. Then when something like this happens you scream , “Where are the police”! I hear calls for greater presence of metal detectors and officers, but then get a whole different response to Taser’s and guns and officers. This town seems to be too inconsistent Then you want to cancel after school activities due to the actions of a few? That isn’t good either.

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