Woman charged after firing pistol in the air during fight

Published: Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:36 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 at 3:48 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Authorities have charged a 19-year-old Savannah woman with reckless conduct after she fired a pistol in the air during a fight at Forsyth Park Monday afternoon.

Cierra Denise Mims was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police after officers arriving to break up the fight between two women in a large crowd heard shots fired.

Witnesses directed officers to the woman and the car where they said she hid the gun. Authorities found a weapon in the car after the owner arrived and consented to the search of the vehicle.

Police say a woman with two-toned hair started the fight by pulling out Mims' hair. The other woman was charged with disorderly conduct.

There were no injuries reported during the fight or the shooting.

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