Witnesses: Fatal shooting followed toy store brawl

A woman and child sit on the grass following shooting that left two dead in a Toys R Us store in Palm Desert, Calif., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

A woman and child sit on the grass following shooting that left two dead in a Toys R Us store in Palm Desert, Calif., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer Sat Nov 29, 7:30 am ET

PALM DESERT, Calif. – The shooting occurred in a crowded toy store on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but authorities say it wasn’t related to the bargain-hunting frenzy. Instead, two men pulled guns and killed each other after the women with them erupted into a bloody brawl, witnesses said.

Authorities released few details about the mayhem that broke out at the Toys “R” Us store around 11:30 a.m. Friday, sending scared shoppers fleeing. Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said the fight was not over a toy and that handguns were found by the men’s bodies. He refused to say whether the shooting was gang-related. [Read More]

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