(SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) -- A string of Black Friday violence, including a shooting outside a Walmart and pepper-sprayed shoppers, swept the country during the early hours of the morning.
Police said a man was shot in the parking lot of a San Leandro, Calif., Walmart around 1:50 a.m., after he refused to give up his purchases to a group of thieves.
“It looks like these guys were looking for a crime of opportunity,” Sgt. Mike Sobek of the San Leandro Police Department told ABC News.
The victim, whom police refused to identify, was shopping with his family, who managed to hold down one suspect until police arrived. The others fled, but Sobek said the police were still reviewing surveillance footage for clues.
In Los Angeles, one woman proved some people would do anything for a good deal.
Twenty people suffered minor injuries after the woman doused the eyes of shoppers with pepper spray at a Walmart in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles shortly after 10:20 p.m.
Elsewhere, two men fought over jewelry deals at a Walmart in Kissimmee, Fla.
Police arrived at the store shortly after 1 a.m. to defuse the fight. One man was arrested when he resisted as officers tried to escort him out of the store.
In another Walmart-centric act of rage, Tonia Robbins, 55, was shot in the foot while thieves stole her purse outside a Myrtle Beach, S.C., store shortly after 1 a.m.
The suspects fled after Ann Robbins, 58, pulled out a revolver and fired three warning shots into the air, the police report stated.
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