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3 injured when argument over Raleigh park leads to shooting

Posted January 31

— Raleigh police are investigating after three people were shot Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said that three people sustained non-life threatening injures after a shooting in the 1000 block of Addison Place at about 3:30 p.m.

One witness told WRAL News that he heard several shots in quick succession and saw a person lying in the driveway of a nearby home.

Neese Raines said she walked outside her home to see her two sons, Malik Raines, 21, and Devone Raines, 16, and her nephew, Donzell Jones, 18, shot.

"They come over here, messing with my kids," she said.

Raines said the shooting started with an argument that began when another group did not want her children to go to a neighborhood park.

"My son couldn't even go to the park. They are telling him he can't go to the park," she said. "He couldn't go to the park because they call themselves gang members."

All three shooting victims are expected to recover, but the level of violence has family friend Victoria Wilkins worried for her own child.

"He told the kid he couldn't to to the park and it was supposed to be just a fight and then ended up being a shooting. They didn't even know they were going to get shot,' said Wilkins.

At one point Tuesday afternoon, police detained several people not far from the shooting scene. Police have not said if any arrests were made.

Anybody with information is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.


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  • Amanda Alston Feb 1, 2017
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    George, did you read the article? They were 21 and 16 so I'm guessing the 16yo wanted to go to the park and his brother was backing him up. It happened at 3:30 so ALL schools were out. How do you make a blanket statement that they should be at school or work?

  • Jim Dunn Feb 1, 2017
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    The police cannot change the neighborhood with enforcement. The people living there have to change the culture and the minds of the residents.

  • Catherine Edwards Feb 1, 2017
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    It's 3:30pm and a 21 and 18 year old want to hang at the park? They should be at work or school at that time. The mom needs to get a clue.

  • Amber Perry Feb 1, 2017
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    Depends on the neighborhood you live in.

  • Reggie Berryman Feb 1, 2017
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    I don't think terrorism is biggest threat...Our biggest threat is right here in our neighborhoods!