The black in Black Friday is not supposed to describe something as dark as a horrendous altercation, but that’s exactly what happened when a man was shot at a mall in Memphis, Tenn.

Chaos rang out with gunfire at about 11:19 p.m. in the parking lot outside the food court area of Wolfchase Galleria mall. Police told the Memphis Commercial Appeal that the victim was hit by gunfire along with multiple cars. Witnesses told WREG in Memphis that the suspect fired several shots then drove off in a red Ford Mustang.

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The man is in critical condition at Regional Medical Center.

“The motive of the shooting is unknown at this time. This is an ongoing investigation,” police spokesman Louis Brownlee told the newspaper.

Three people are in custody, police said.

The mall opened at 6 p.m. Thursday to kick off holiday sales.

Black Friday chaos at a Memphis mall leaves a man fighting for his life AP Photo/David Goldman