Seven people were killed this morning when a Confederate flag walked into an Alabama shopping mall and started shooting.
According to local reports, the flag entered Cherrywood Mall outside Huntsville armed with two AK-47 assault rifles, a P 228 handgun and several grenades. It immediately proceeded to unload its ordinance on unsuspecting shoppers.
In addition to those killed, 23 people were injured and are currently being treated in area emergency rooms. Several are in critical condition and not expected to survive.
The flagâ€™s motivations are uncertain at the moment. However, according to witnesses the flag did specifically target White people with Northern accents.
â€œThe flag chased us down the hallway screaming â€˜Die, Yankees Die!â€™, says Justin Anderson, a aeronautical engineer originally from New Hampshire. â€œLuckily flags donâ€™t move very fast, so my girlfriend and I managed to outrun it.â€