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1 dead after gunfire erupts at Fayetteville house party

Posted April 5, 2015

A person is dead after gunfire erupted at a house party early Sunday in Fayetteville, police said.
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— A person is dead after gunfire erupted early Sunday during a party at house used for illegal liquor sales, Fayetteville police said.

Investigators said several people were at the party at 357 Dick St. when shots were fired shortly after 5 a.m. Three people were struck, and one received fatal injuries.

The two others were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where they were in serious condition, police said.

The names of those shot were not immediately released.

Police said the home was being used as a "shot house" where alcoholic beverages are sold at all hours.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the crimes to contact them at 910-549-7326 or at Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash for anonymous tips that lead to arrests.

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  • Kim Schrock Apr 5, 2015
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    I'm surprised at all the police cars. It is only a block from the Sheriff's Dept, Court House, and jail. They could have walked their just as quick. If this is a usual spot for illegal booze, how is it so close to the LE center? By the way Sarcoi, carrying a firearm to anywhere is the responsibility of that individual, NOONE Else! Maybe they were shot for being party crashers! Sad incident for Easter Morning.

  • Belinda Warrick Apr 5, 2015
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    Sarcoi Dosis I think you lost the meaning of the story. It was a house that you could go to buy alcohol and probably drugs too. It was not a party that "GUESTS" were "INVITED" to, more like an illegal bar and smoke shop. This was a recipe for disaster and I'm surprised more weren't shot. What a way to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ

  • Edward Levy Apr 5, 2015
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    . I really can not believe your comment. It is not realistic. Do you post a sign on your door "CHECK GUNS, KNIVES, Drugs, etc, before entering" What can a host do, to ensure SAFETY?
    How can the host be responsible, other then controlling how much booze is consumed and that is near impossible

  • Edward Levy Apr 5, 2015
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    This is how we celebrate holy week in the US murder does not take the time off.
    May his soul find eternal peace. I am only guessing at the gender, because it ws not in the article

  • Sarcoi Dosis Apr 5, 2015
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    Not Joking.. If you invite people to your home, you need to provide them with reasonable safety.
    I'm not speaking specifically about this House or Case. Generally speaking, the home owner needs to be responsible for what happens in the home and be held accountable.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Apr 5, 2015
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    Seems to me that if this house was used for illegal sales of booze, there is no doubt of drugs and most likely gambling as well. The city should seize the house and sell it, that takes one more place for criminals to hide away. Come on Justice system, it's time to take out the trash.

  • Reggie Berryman Apr 5, 2015
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    You're joking...Right!

  • Patrick Demby Apr 5, 2015
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    You're assuming these are people who care about law and order. I'm assuming it will be the usual suspects.

  • Sarcoi Dosis Apr 5, 2015
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    It behooves people to check their guests for weapons prior to permitting them to enter the home for a "House Party".
    How about an ordinance making the Home Owner responsible for the safety of his or her guests. If you are going to throw a big party, You are responsible for taking Keys, and checking for weapons. If you aren't comfortable with doing it, then Hire private security. No one wants to go to a party to get shot!