Police: 1 shot at Lumberton, N.C., Walmart on Black Friday; suspect at large

One person was shot at a Walmart in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Friday, authorities said. (WMBF)
Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 1:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 4:48 PM EST
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF/Gray News) - 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 at about 11:25 a.m., with customers evacuating as officers arrived.

Surveillance video showed the suspected shooter also leave the store as it was being evacuated, according to police

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.”

The suspect remains at large but has been identified by police. Their identity has not been released at this time.

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.