THIS COMES FROM "THE NEWS AND OBSERVER" OUT OF RALEIGH NC PUBLISHED TODAY 5/31/10 ABOUT SHOPPERS FLEEING A TARGET AFTER A SHOOTING.............ARTICLE STARTS HERE:.....Some who fled the store rushed toward a subdivision behind the complex, knocking through a wooden fence to escape the scene.
J. Mike Blake rushed out of the back of the Target store with his fiancée and dozens of others. The group ended up outside, with a wooden fence blocking them off from a subdivision behind the store. He and his fiancée then called their parents and said their good-byes, still fearful the gunman might give chase and shoot them.
They didn't want to go around to the front of the store, for fear that the shooter or other shooters were there, said Blake, who works as sports editor for The Cary News, which is owned by The News & Observer.
Then, a woman tore off several slats of the fence and close to 60 people were able to escape into the nearby subdivision, Blake said.
"The woman who broke the fence was like a hero," he said.