Black Friday shopping turned violent in Syracuse on Friday, as a stabbing at Destiny USA sent two people to the hospital.
It happened in the middle of Friday's shopping rush, when police were called to the Macy's Department Store a little after 4 p.m.
Investigators say the victims, both men in their 20s, were involved in a fight in the store. One was stabbed in the abdomen, the other in the back. At this point, they are expected to survive, and no suspect is in custody.
Spectrum News reached out to the mall. A spokesperson tells us in part, "The isolated incident that took place inside of Macy’s is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated ... It only strengthens our resolve to remain vigilant and committed to providing a safe environment for our guests, employees and tenants."
Ambulances, police and yellow tape was not what shopper Cindy Wright Kolceski expected to see at Destiny USA the day after Thanksgiving.
"And my son texted and said, 'are you alright?' And I said, 'We're fine, why?' He said, 'There's just been a stabbing at Macy's.' We had just walked into PacSun. OK, I think we'll stay here," said Kolceski.
Having just left Macy's, Cindy heard the news.
"More hyper vigilance. We take our safety for granted. I had to stop doing that tonight," said Kolceski.
Macy's did close its second floor entrance for a brief period of time. According to a Macy's employee, there was blood on the ground. For shopper Meghan Sinclair, the Black Friday violence was somehow expected.
Reporter: "Why aren't you surprised?"
Sinclair: "Because people go crazy for Christmas, that's the extent of it."
Cindy is just happy to be heading home tonight.
"Sad state of affairs to see so many police officers. Sad," said Kolceski.