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20-year-old hospitalized in Raleigh shooting

Posted March 16, 2016
Updated March 17, 2016

— Raleigh police were investigating after a shooting Wednesday evening.

Authorities said that officers responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Fountain Drive just before 5:30 p.m.

A 20-year-old man, identified Thursday at Rashawn Douglas Graves, was taken to WakeMed with injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening.

The shooting occurred just yards away from the Sgt. T. Johnson Community Center and the crime scene was clearly visible from the playground area.

Workers near the scene said they heard the gunshot and immediately moved to get about six children inside before placing the community center on lockdown.

Tahem Lassiter, who lives in the neighborhood, said shootings are, unfortunately, a common occurrence.

"It happens all the time. I mean, I feel like it's unnecessary. Most of this stuff should not be going on," he said. "People supposed to be on the same side, they're going against each other. We're all supposed to be together."

No suspects were in custody Wednesday night.

Anybody with information about the shooting is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-934-4357.


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  • Andy Jackson Mar 17, 2016
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    Wake up people.....we are killing our own. Raise your children, don't have them to get a check! We need to take more responsibility for our own.

  • Tron Carter Mar 17, 2016
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    Another day, another black youth gunned down by one of his own. Tell us again how whites are the ones holding them back.