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It did not make it to the daily police media sitrep; but confirmed reports are that a near brawl in Independence village on Friday night left several people injured. Love News understands that following a pageant in the village, a confrontation erupted near the Triangle Park in Independence village. Reports are that the confrontation turned bloody when rival groups used edged tools including machetes against each other. Information to Love News is that police unarmed police officers retreated from the area of the brawl and that civilians had to discharge their licensed firearms in the air to break up the fight. A police mobile unit later responded to the scene and took some people into custody. Information to our News Centre is that four persons were injured in the confrontation and indications are that they were treated at the hospital and released. Police in Independence are said to be preparing misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct against several people. Meanwhile, we understand that none of the injured persons have indicated that they want to press charges against those who injured them. A check with officers at the Independence Police station confirmed the incident did happen and the authorities there described Friday nightís incident as an isolated case that is being investigated expeditiously. As for why, the unarmed policemen left the area during the fight, Love News understands that it is standard operating procedure for the police to withdraw from situations when there is present danger. Love News will continue to monitor developments in this story.