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Man Shot While Waiting to Buy Playstation 3 at Walmart

Reuters News Wire (
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:43:39 -0600

A man was shot early on Friday morning outside a Wal-Mart store in
Connecticut while waiting to buy a new Sony Playstation 3, Connecticut
State police said.

He was one of 15 to 20 people lined up outside the store when confronted
by two armed men who demanded money at around 3:15 a.m., Lt. J. Paul
Vance said in a press release.

Police said the victim had confronted the armed suspects and was shot.
He was treated at the scene and transported to the University of
Massachusetts Medical Center across the state line.

Police were searching for the two suspects.

Gamers were lined up by the thousands across the United States and
Canada early on Friday, aiming to be among the first in North America to
buy Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE - news).'s (6758.T) PlayStation 3, the coveted
multimedia and video game machine considered key to the future of the
beleaguered electronics and media conglomerate.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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