Two Shoppers Shot on Black Friday

    Image #: 20237249    epa03483049 People leave the store after shopping for items at a Best Buy store on Black Friday when the store opened at midnight on Thanksgiving in Mesquite, Texas, USA, 23 November 2012. Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the year's biggest retail sales day, with discounts on virtually everything. In the past, shoppers would line up as early as 4 a.m. Friday for the special deals, called 'door busters.' Black Friday gets its name because it is supposed to be the day business actually turn a profit for the year.

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    This is quickly becoming America’s most violent holiday. Millions of shoppers flocked to stores for Black Friday deals, but some seemed to take them too seriously. Two people were shot outside a Walmart in Tallahassee, Fla., over a parking space. The store closed after the incident—only to quickly reopen. The victims are expected to make a full recovery. In a separate act of mall madness, a man in San Antonio pulled a gun on a line-cutting shopper. Meanwhile, at Walmart stores across the country, workers took to the picket line to protest the store’s wages and treatment of workers in the first coordinated strike of its kind.

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