Fight breaks out at local restaurant and goes viral

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) A fight that broke out at Cook Out on Cumberland Avenue now has Knoxville Police investigating who started it and why it left two men bloodied.

Video of the fight went viral over the weekend, after four men got into an altercation inside Cook Out Friday evening.

The video shows the four yelling and pushing one another for an unknown reason, then one of the men punches another in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Seconds later, another man is seen being hit at least nine times in the face, all while a restaurant full of people look on.

"Right now we're trying to determine all the parties involved", Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said.

DeBusk said investigators are reviewing the video and gathering statements and evidence to eventually present to the DA's office.

The names and ages of the four men involved have not been released yet. It's unclear how old they are, or if some of them are U.T. students.

A manager at Cook Out said he and his employees were instructed not to comment on the case by their corporate office.