The crazed rush to be the first in line for bargains on “stuff” has already lead to at least two shooting deaths in malls and parking lots.
The Daily Mail reported on three separate incidents where two people have been injured and two others shot dead as shoppers went after Black Friday deals.
In New Jersey, a man and his brother were shot as shoppers lined up around 1:00 am outside a Macy’s department store at the Hamilton Mall in May’s Landing. It is unknown what sparked the shooting, but a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg, and his 20-year-old brother was shot multiple times and died at the scene.
In Reno, Nevada, a road rage incident in a Walmart parking lot around 6pm Thursday evening ended with one person being shot dead. That shooting was reportedly over a fight for a parking spot. Police are searching for a dark-colored Toyota Camry or Corolla, driven by someone described as a light-skinned black male.
At the Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis, Tennessee before midnight Thursday, a man was wounded by a gunshot in the parking lot outside the food court area. Witnesses reported that a suspect fired several shots then drove away in a red Ford Mustang. The exact motive of the shooting is unknown.
WREG Memphis News reported Friday morning that three people are now in custody from that incident. The victim was taken by private vehicle to the Baptist Memorial Hospital East, then later transferred to the Regional Medical Center where he is reported to be in critical condition.
Shoppers in a Bainbridge, Georgia Wal-mart went berserk over towels on sale for $1.60, with one woman even falling over into the box in an effort to grab one of the last bargain towels.
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