Two individuals were shot — one fatally — in the parking lot of Hamilton Mall on Black Friday, according to reports.

The shooting took place outside a Macy’s department store in southern New Jersey. The mall had closed at midnight and was due to reopen at 6 a.m for excited shoppers.

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“It’s sad,” one shopper said at the scene.”We’ve been doing this, me and my girls, for probably about 10 years now, just for the fun of going out — a girls’ night and trying to get some special sales and it’s getting scary now.”

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More than 15 evidence markers were laid down in the parking lot after police arrived at approximately 3:30 a.m.

“It’s very scary, you know, you’re starting off the holiday season and you’re excited about the upcoming times with family and now there’s going to be family who are missing people and their holidays will never be the same,” the shopper said.

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