As Black Friday 2011 draws to a close, America is taking stock of its annual celebration of extreme shopping. So far, there are reports of a shooting, a stabbing and a pepper-spraying.
The shooting happened during an attempted robbery in the car park of a store in San Leandro, near Oakland. The circumstances of the shooting are not clear, but the victim is in a critical condition in hospital. Meanwhile, a man was stabbed outside a store in Sacramento. He’s believed to be okay.
Also in California, a fight for cut-price video game consoles ended with a woman pepper-spraying her rivals, after which chaos ensued. It’s not clear whether the woman got her console before she got away.