Two people have been killed, and some have been seriously injured, amid tense shopping scenes during Black Friday-related sales across the country.
A man was fatally gunned down and his brother was left wounded outside a Macy’s store in New Jersey early this morning. On Thanksgiving Day, an early holiday sale at a Walmart in Reno, Nev., ended tragically for a customer who was shot dead after a dispute over a parking spot.
The 21-year-old victim at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, N.J., was dead at the scene with multiple shots to his body when authorities arrived early this morning, and his 26-year-old brother was struck in the leg. Authorities are investigating what started the incident, reports CBS.
More early Black Friday sales erupted into chaos on Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., where gunshots were fired outside the Wolfchase Galleria mall parking lot around 11:15 p.m. and stuck a shopper, according to WREG News. The 21-year-old victim is in non-critical condition.
In England, a police officer was stabbed at an HMV store after a suspected thief was confronted during a Black Friday sale, reports Express.
Between 2006 and 2014, there have been seven deaths and 98 injuries related to Black Friday doorbusters, according to blackfridaydeathcount.com.