Black Friday Fights Lead to Shootings, Killings

In a dark ironic twist, the day after Thanksgiving – in which we all express our deep gratitude for God’s providence – is ‘Black Friday,’ which is just the opposite. Forget about being selfless and generous towards others as a way of expressing our gratefulness. That was the day before (of course, most people just overate and stole other people’s cookies, so hardly selfless or generous even on Thanksgiving). On Friday, people stampede like wildebeests trying to be first in line to get a newly-discounted TV. People shove, trample over, hit, shoot, and kill others when things don’t quite go their way. It’s kill or be killed. From RT:

Three suspects have been arrested after a shooting at the Wolfchase Galleria mall in Memphis, Tennessee, police said. Multiple vehicles were hit by gunfire, and one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses told WHBQ-TV that “at least 40 shots were fired.”

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A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in a dispute over a parking spot outside a Walmart in Reno, Nevada, on Thursday evening, local police said. He reportedly got into a dispute with another man, and both were armed. Police have identified the people involved, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Chattanooga police say that two people were shot at the Hamilton Place shopping center. Police say they have one person in custody and another person of interest detained.

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting at a parking lot outside a Macy’s store in Mays Landing, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The deceased was identified as a 20-year-old male from Atlantic City, shot “multiple times.” His brother, 26, is being treated for a gunshot wound in the leg. Police are still searching for a suspect.

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