Customer Said Shot at Shoe Sale in Turkey
From Associated Press
July 07, 2006 4:08 PM EDT
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Chaos broke out at a shoe sale in Turkey on Friday, and one person got shot in the foot, a news agency reported.
The incident occurred in Karabuk, a city about 125 miles north of Ankara, after masses of people swarmed and overloaded a two-story retailer that was selling pairs of shoes for as little as $6, the state-owned Anatolia news agency reported.
When customers rebelled against orders to close the store because of overcrowding and started to fight with one another and with salespeople, a store employee shot his gun into the air, Anatolia said.
Shooting guns into the air is a not-uncommon method for dealing with emotional situations in Turkey, including weddings, soccer games, demonstrations and deals on shoes that are almost too good to be true.
But the bullet struck a customer's right foot :lol: :lol: , Anatolia said, and the injured person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment while the shooter was taken into police custody.
Fahrettin Arabaci, a store official, said that the sale would be going on until the end of the month, Anatolia reported.