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BREAKING: At Least 2 Shot In North Carolina Walmart

Lumberton, NC – At least two people were shot when gunfire erupted inside a Walmart Supercenter in North Carolina during Black Friday shopping.

The incident occurred during the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree on Nov. 25 in the big box store located in the 500-block of Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, WTVM reported.

Police said a shopper witnessed an exchange of gunfire and called police while screaming customers fled the store.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies descended on the shopping center, WTVM reported.

“A guy was threatening to kill everybody inside,” a witness who was inside the store when the shooting began said in a video posted to social media.

Lumberton police found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside the Walmart Supercenter.

The wounded people were transported to a nearby hospital, WTVM reported.

Authorities have not released any information on that victims’ medical conditions.

Police have taken a male suspect into custody in connection with the shooting, WTVM reported.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, according to authorities.

The Walmart remains locked down and Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins asked that residents avoid the area while the investigation is conducted, WTVM reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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