Police: 1 shot at Lumberton Walmart on Black Friday, suspect at large

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 12:51 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 4:05 PM EST
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - One person was shot at a Walmart in North Carolina on Black Friday, according to authorities.

The Lumberton Police Department said officers were called to the store on Fayetteville Road at around 11:25 a.m., with the customers evacuating as officers arrived.

Surveillance video also showed the suspected shooter leaving the store as it was being evacuated.

Police were then notified that the victim arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.

Officials said the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident between two people “who are familiar with each other.”

As of around 2:30 p.m., the suspect has been identified by police but remains at large.

Lumberton police also said they are not aware of any other customers or employees who were hurt.

In a statement provided to WMBF News regarding the incident, Walmart said it is “working closely with local law enforcement.” The company also said the Lumberton store will remain closed through the remainder of Friday.

No further details were immediately available.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.