ATLANTA — Police said a double stabbing near the food court at a Gwinnett mall was the result of gang violence — not Black Friday madness.
The Friday morning stabbings added to the chaos of the busiest shopping day of the year, as dozens of police officers descended on the Gwinnett Place mall in search of suspects.
Gwinnett police spokesman Jacob Smith said the department responded in large numbers because of the high volume of holiday shoppers.
The two victims, both men, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Officers arrived around 11:30 a.m. but could not locate the four men suspected in the attacks.
Smith said the search was called off when it was determined that the four suspects had fled the scene. He said the stabbings appeared to be a gang-related.