UPDATE 9:15 AM: Gulf Shores Police Detective Jason Woodruff sent this information in an email to News 5:
We are investigating a report of shots fired at the public beach near The Hangout last night around 11:30 p.m. Apparently one or possibly two people fired shots into the air during a fight.
No suspects have been identified to me and our detectives are investigating.
Woodruff says they don’t know at this time how many shots were fired nor could he say what the fight was about. No one was hurt. He says they may have more information after 10 Monday morning.
A spokesman from the Hangout asked us to emphasize this incident did not happen in the restaurant.
News 5 is working to learn more about gunshots fired around the public beach in Gulf Shores. The incident happened near the parking lot between the Hangout and Pink Pony restaurants.
Several people called into News 5 Saturday night shortly before midnight to say they heard shots fired in that area.
Multiple police agencies were seen at the venue.
One witness reports seeing someone running away from the scene — we have not confirmed if someone is in custody.
News 5 will; have the latest on News 5 This Morning on Sunday and will update this post as we learn more.