BREAKING: Florida police responding to active shooter at Chuck E. Cheese in Brandon


Police in Florida are responding to reports of an active shooter at Chuck E. Cheese in the city of Brandon, Florida, with victims reported.


A heavy police presence has been reported this evening, Saturday, September 24, at the children’s restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese in Brandon, Florida. Officers were initially thought to be responding to reports of an active shooter. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office subsequently tweeted that there were no shooting victims involved and that there was no active shooter.

Unverified reports quickly appeared on social media claiming that at least three injured people had been transferred to the hospital. There is no mention of this in the tweet from HCSO though.

The public is being urged to steer clear of the area and to be extra vigilant as the shooter is said to be still at large. A BOLO has reportedly been issued for a black female wearing trousers and a multi-coloured top. She is thought to have escaped on foot, accompanied by a black male wearing orange-coloured clothing, and a child aged between three and five, according to

Image of Chuck E Cheese in Brandon, Florida. Credit: Google maps – Steve Correll

This is a breaking story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

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