Gunfire At Fayetteville Mall

Authorities say gunfire erupted at a North Carolina mall as holiday shoppers gathered, though there are no reports of any injuries.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says detectives are looking for two suspects after gunfire rang out at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville early Friday.

The first shots were fired around 2 a.m. outside the mall near a food court entrance. Investigators say several more shots were fired after one of the suspects ran inside the mall.

Black Friday is important to merchants because it kicks off the holiday shopping season, a time when they can make 25 to 40 percent of their annual revenue. It's expected that shoppers will spend nearly $500 billion during the holiday shopping season, or about 3 percent more than they did last year.


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  • by Shoppa on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    He be jus wanting some kicks... Welfare dont pay for shoes
  • by 40some on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:50 AM
    Used to live there. This is the season. Take the worst of Kinston and greenvile and put them on a few hundred acres, and that is what you've got at the mall in Fayettenam. Forgot to add in the gangstas from wilmington...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 09:26 PM
    More simian gangs I bet....
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      by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:54 AM in reply to
      ook ook !!
  • by they aint know on Nov 25, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    the gangsters who fired the shots prob forgot the mall was actually OPEN at this time. this is probably actually the norm.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    proly the polese out ther shootin at inosent peeples.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    Relax people, there are signs saying "No guns allowed". You'll be fine.
  • by Anthony Location: Washinton on Nov 25, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    Isn't that mall a "gun-free" zone? They should make the signs a little more visible so people know to shoot into crowds elswhere. Jeeze...
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      by Clifton on Nov 25, 2011 at 07:00 AM in reply to Anthony
      There is no need to have larger signs made for this problem. Law abidding people know NOT to bring guns into these areas. Criminals however are exempt from these signs make no difference if they are billboard sized. The sign should read: "Caution. Customers may be armed to the teeth for their own protection". THAT would deter many problems. EVERYWHERE.
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      by Gunner on Nov 25, 2011 at 07:19 AM in reply to Anthony
      Exactly. I don't go to the mall here because I'm law-abiding, and I am not going shopping where I can't carry.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 01:16 PM in reply to Anthony
      You are now in first place for the dumbest comment of the year award...
      • reply
        by Anthony on Nov 25, 2011 at 08:47 PM in reply to
        You are now in first place for the dumbest commenter of the year award for failure to recognize obvious sarcasm...
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        by 40some on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:47 AM in reply to
        You sure? I knew it was comical sarcasm when I saw it.
        • reply
          by Yup! on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM in reply to 40some
          I guess 40some takes everything seriously.
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