- A 20-year-old man was shot dead and his brother was wounded in a shooting outside a Macy’s store in New Jersey early Friday morning
- The shooting occurred at the Hamilton Mall in South Jersey as people lined up outside for shopping deals
- In Nevada on Thursday, a person was shot dead in a road rage incident in a Walmart parking lot in Reno
- A man in Tennessee suffered a gunshot wound after shots were fired at a mall in Memphis on Thursday
- On Friday, stores opened their doors for what is still one of the busiest days of the year
- The first Black Friday sales got underway at some stores across the country on Thursday night
- Department store J.C Penney was one of the first major chains to kick-off the sales offering huge discounts on Thursday
Black Friday shoppers appear to have largely stayed away from the madness in brick-and-mortar stores this year, and have instead opted to venture online for the best post-Thanksgiving deals.
The opening of stores on Thursday evening appeared to invite chaos and trouble early on, with several shootings reported in mall parking lots, while a number of videos capturing tense shopping scenes also emerged.
A man was fatally shot and his brother was wounded in a shooting outside of a Macy’s in New Jersey on Friday morning while another was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in a Walmart parking lot in Nevada on Thursday.
A fourth person suffered a gunshot wound on Thursday at a mall in Tennessee as shoppers were taking part in early Black Friday sales.
Amid the Black Friday madness, cellphone footage from various stores showed shoppers fighting over items in a bid to score shopping deals.
In video apparently recorded inside a Walmart in Bainbridge, Georgia, showed shoppers fighting over towels that were on sale for $1.60 during the Black Friday rush on Thursday.
At one point, one woman so eager to get her hands on a towels that she fell into the box.
Meanwhile, shoppers at a Walmart in Houston broke into an all-out melee on Black Friday, as customers battled it out for some $99 kiddie convertibles.