Walmart was rife with Black Friday violence this year. (Photo : Reuters)
Black Friday shopping in northern Florida took a turn for the worst when two people were shot outside of a Walmart in Tallahassee. The shooting was just one of the many incidents including fights and thefts that occurred during the craziest shopping days of the season.
According to Dave Northway, public information officer for the Tallahassee Police Department, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. EST. The two victims, who reportedly got into an argument over a parking spot, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, ABC News reported.
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Police officers found the two shooting victims, a man and a woman, near the store's outdoor garden center, the Seattle Times reported. ABC News added that police are searching for a dark green Toyota Camry in connection with the shooting.
In another incident in a Walmart parking lot in Covington, Wash. a 71-year-old driver was arrested on a vehicular assault charge after running down a man and a woman on Thanksgiving night. According to ABC News, the two were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where the female victim was listed in serious condition and the male victim was listed in good condition.
The Los Angeles Times also reported two other serious incidents at a Georgia Walmart and a Texas Sears. In Moultrie, Ga. a rowdy crowd hoping to grab discounted smartphones led to a skirmish among shoppers.
In Texas, a confrontation between two men led to one man throwing a punch and another pulling a gun, the LA Times reported. The incident ignited a stampede that left a third customer injured.