Black Friday: Death, Violence Across America on Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Hours after gathering with family and friends for turkey and football on Thanksgiving, Americans across the country hit shopping centers, malls and superstores for Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and one of the most crucial for retailers — but once again, the day was marred by scattered reports of violence and mayhem at stores nationwide.

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A Bloody Fourth Around Chicago with 37 Shot and 6 Dead in Gang Warfare

As the nation took to backyard BBQs and paused to celebrate the birth of our nation, the incessant gang warfare in and around the Chicago area continued without a hitch with 37 shootings and six deaths over the three-day weekend. The tragic toll included the death of a 39-year-father and his two young girls in a nearby Chicago suburb.

Members of the Chicago Police Department put up tape and clear the scene of a fatal shooting in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue Sunday, June 26, 2016, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. A 55-year-old man who was shot later died at Mount Sinai Hospital and …