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Black Friday shooting outside Bay Area Wal-Mart injures one person

November 25, 2011 |  7:23 am

A victim remains in critical but stable condition after would-be robbers shot and wounded a Black Friday shopper outside a Bay Area Wal-Mart early Friday morning.

Three or four suspects pulled up next to three to four shoppers standing near their car in the parking lot around 1:05 a.m., said Sgt. Mike Sobek of the San Leandro Police Department. The suspects demanded  merchandise, and when the victims refused to hand it over, one suspect opened fire.

The shoppers who were not wounded detained one of the suspects for police, Sobek said.

It remains unclear if the detained suspect was the shooter. Sobek said authorities are interviewing the suspect this morning. He added that surveillance video of the parking lot may assist the investigation.

San Leandro is a suburban East Bay city of about 85,000 people just south of Oakland.


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