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5-year-old boy shot in foot in Raleigh

Posted August 19, 2013

— Police said Monday that they have made no arrests in the shooting of a 5-year-old boy as he was walking with his dog in southeast Raleigh Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said the child was also with two adults – Javon Tyrell Williams, 20, and Dejuan Bryant Pearsall, 30 – in the 1800 block of Rock Quarry Road around 12:15 p.m. when a bullet hit him in the foot.

His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was being treated at WakeMed Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation, and arrests have not yet been made," Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Investigators haven't offered a motive for the crime, but according to a 911 call, witnesses reported hearing as many as eight shots in a parking lot and then the boy screaming.

"They were walking from the store, and they got to shooting, so they took off running," a woman told a 911 dispatcher.

The boy was taken to the hospital by a neighbor, Aliya Winston, who said she heard banging on her door and opened it to find the boy's brother holding the child and asking for help.

Winston said she put the boy in her back seat and drove him and his mother to a local hospital.

"His mom was crying," she said. "I was panicking. I had nothing to do but to keep her encouraged and to try to keep him encouraged."

Anyone with information that might help detectives is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or go to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org to report a tip.

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  • tsquaring Aug 23, 6:10 p.m.

    NoRespect "Some happy gun-owner shooting for the fun of it... Let's make sure everyone has a firearm and let's not teach them anything about safety and right/wrong. Its the way of the NRA and RNC!"

    NoRespect, I'm sure Chicago is full of NRA and RNC members. More than likely, the person doing the shooting was not in the NRA or the RNC. The NRA does in fact teach gun safety.

  • The Anti Hans Aug 20, 4:05 p.m.

    There is no such thing as an "accidental discharge". Someone's finger was on the trigger. And that someone needs to be prosecuted.

  • COLT45 Aug 20, 12:34 p.m.

    Glad the kid is ok. This is old news, move on. Unless the Anti's want to keep their agenda going.

  • thweave Aug 20, 9:42 a.m.

    what does "they got to shooting" mean?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 20, 9:02 a.m.

    .......unless there was a sniper around I would have to say one of the other two had an AD.

    reel4fun
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    If one shot was heard I would tend to agree. A witness reported approximately eight shots. I've never heard of a gun accidentally discharging eight times. More plausible that the men he was with were shooting or being shot at, or both.

  • reel4fun Aug 20, 8:49 a.m.

    So this kid was walking a dog and was shot in the foot......sounds like one of the two with him had a gun that needs to be found because it is probably stolen......I would like to know if he was shot in the top of his foot or in the side.......unless there was a sniper around I would have to say one of the other two had an AD.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 20, 8:40 a.m.

    If he was shot at noon on Sunday, why wasn't he treated at the hospital until Monday (or is there something missing from this story).

    forddp

    He was still at the hospital on Monday

  • forddp Aug 19, 7:08 p.m.

    If he was shot at noon on Sunday, why wasn't he treated at the hospital until Monday (or is there something missing from this story).

  • exposure102 Aug 19, 6:26 p.m.

    Did anyone check the 20 and 30 year old for gun powder residue on their clothes? First place I'd start...

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 19, 2:32 p.m.

    Was the shooter a CCP holder?

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    I'll bet you even money they're not

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