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Black Friday Violence In Fayetteville, Kinston And Myrtle Beach

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Fayetteville, NC -- Authorities say gunfire erupted at a North Carolina mall as holiday shoppers gathered, though there are no reports of any injuries. No evacuation was ordered, but several shoppers left the mall and some smaller stores closed.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says detectives are looking for two suspects after gunfire rang out at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville early Friday.

The first shots were fired around 2 a.m. outside the mall near a food court entrance. Investigators say several more shots were fired after one of the suspects ran inside the mall.

Investigators say no one with gunshot wounds has shown up at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.


In Kinston, off-duty officers had to use pepper spray in Walmart after a ruckus broke out early Friday morning, according to WNCT-TV.

A disturbance broke out between some customers and the off-duty officers were forced to use pepper spray to make an arrest. One person was arrested, but charges were not known.

And in Myrtle Beach, SC, police said a 55-year-old woman was shot in the foot during a robbery attempt near a Walmart.  The shooting was reported at 1:13am.

According to the police report, two women and a man were at their car after shopping at Walmart.  One of the women went to the driver's side door, while the other two were at the trunk.

The woman at the front of the car told police she heard a scream and the voice of a man demanding the purse of the woman that was at the trunk.  She then heard a gunshot.

She said one of the suspects started to approach her, so she pulled a revolver from the console in her car and pointed it at the suspect.  He ran off.

The woman told police she then fired 2-3 warning shots in the area causing the other suspect to run off.  The suspects got away with a purse.

The two victims that were initially approached were taken to the hospital.  There was no word on their conditions.



Associated Press

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