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2 Killed And 4 Injured In Hate Crimes On Black Friday In New Jersey And Other States


6 individuals sustained gunshot wounds in shooting incidents that happened on Black Friday. 1 individual died in a fight for vehicle parking space.

2 individuals were left dead and 4 sustained injuries in 4 separate shooting incidents. All shootings occurred outside the stores.

On Friday evening, Macy’s Black Friday sales began and the store was open when an individual was shot. The other shops present in the mall were closed and they opened at 6 a.m.

According to a CBS Philadelphia report, the individual who died fighting for parking space was 20-year-old Demond Cottman who was shot at about 1 a.m. in front of a mall in Mays Landing. The victim succumbed to his gunshot wound. His brother sustained a gunshot wound in his leg at the Hamilton Mall.

The violence that happened on Black Friday took 2 lives and left 4 others injured. However, none of the shooting incidents were shopping related, according to the police.

On Thursday night, a Walmart shopper was shot dead a few minutes after Black Friday door busters started.

According to the cops, a 33-year-old victim was shot dead at around 6:05 p.m. in a driveway leading up to the superstore. The shooter was a black man and he had a Toyota which was extensively damaged. The suspect escaped the incident spot, the windows of the vehicle were broken and the brake lights were also damaged.

Cops believe that the incident is not linked to Black Friday shopping.

On Thursday, Walmart’s door busters started at 6 p.m. and a 21-year-old Tennessee man was seriously wounded that night opposite of Memphis’s Wolfchase Galleria Mall.

Cops took 19-year-old Derrick Blackburn into custody for the shooting. Individuals present at the incident spot told that Blackburn was behind the wheel of a red Ford Mustang and he fired multiple shots before escaping the scene.

At the time of shooting, the mall was open and multiple stores were offering Black Friday sales.

The reason for the shooting was not told by the cops.

On Friday afternoon, 2 Tennesseans were shot outside a mall in Chattanooga after a quarrel.

Cops told that the individual who sustained a gunshot wound is in stable condition as the injury was not severe. Police also said that the case is not linked to shopping.

Additional information was not released by the cops.

News Source: www.NYDailyNews.com

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