Black Friday drama rains on otherwise successful day

Alphonso Adams, Staff writer

There was a lot of chaos during this year’s Black Friday.

During the Black Friday shopping spree, there were some good sales, like ones on Digital Games, where sales have reached all-time highs. People also love shopping at places like Target, Walmart and Best Buy.

Unfortunately, there was sad news to report as there was a shooting at a mall in Alabama, where a gunman fired off shots inside the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, and there was a teenager killed, with two others injured.

Also, a man was wounded in a shooting in a New Jersey mall at the end of Black Friday.

Some of the popular toys that were bought over the Black Friday weekend include LEGO Classic Creative Boxes, which were the top item in New York, but in most states the most popular item is the Instant Pot LUX80 8 Qt and is popular in 32 states, including Illinois.

Even with all the drama and crimes going on during black Friday, it still was a good weekend for people to get gifts for all their kids and family, let’s all hope that the rest of the shopping for our families are still in the mood for it.