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Campus police: Gang-related shooting ordered by jail inmate

Posted August 7, 2008

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— A gang-related shooting on the campus of North Carolina State University was ordered by an inmate at the Wake County jail, campus police said Thursday.

According to court records, police are looking for a letter containing the shooting instructions.

A man and woman were sitting underneath a gazebo on Gorman Street, near the student apartments of Wolf Village, on July 28 when a gunman approached and fired at them, police said.

The man was hit in the stomach and the woman in the foot.

Ryan Barnes, 20, Leroy Barnes Jr., 19, and Terrell Grimes, 16, have been charged with attempted murder and two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Investigators determined a dispute between competing factions of the Crips street gang prompted the shooting.

University police said that Ryan Barnes is a rising junior at N.C. State. The other two suspects, as well as the two victims, aren't affiliated with the university, police said.

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  • iamforjustice Aug 8, 2008

    I swear if it were left up to me I could eradicate gangs in North Carolina. I would make them wish they were born altar boys and nuns.

  • teacher-mom Aug 8, 2008

    Soon you will not be able to go anywhere without passing through a metal detector. We will all be on camera too. If you are not a student you do not need to be on campus. Parents come every now and then. I'll bet if they check the transit buses on campuses they will find many who are not students riding. They need to show that they are students. We are not safe.

  • foetine Aug 8, 2008

    what were the victims doing on NC State property?

  • greentara Aug 8, 2008

    two words, lot of advice: pink panties!!!

  • Coach K is GREAT Aug 8, 2008

    You are so wrong. All prisoners including those on death rows has rights just like you and me. Just because they are in prison don't mean they don't have rights. Shows how you don't know about law. Get a book about the laws of NC and else where and start reading for your education.
    Dr. Dataclerk
    August 8, 2008 2:53 p.m.
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    UUUUUM you want to try and say that again???

  • Dr. Dataclerk Aug 8, 2008

    These are prisoners - they have NO rights

    You are so wrong. All prisoners including those on death rows has rights just like you and me. Just because they are in prison don't mean they don't have rights. Shows how you don't know about law. Get a book about the laws of NC and else where and start reading for your education.

  • Coach K is GREAT Aug 8, 2008

    These are prisoners - they have NO rights

    You can thank liberals for the rights they have...

  • OrdinaryCitizen Aug 8, 2008

    "NO! NO! NO! If the minors are in prison, allowed them to get a job in prison and pay. Parents should not have to pay."

    Gotta disagree with you on this. Parents have to be more responsible for thier children or they pay. If they can't then disown the kid.

  • Wags Aug 8, 2008

    Ever see the movie, Cool Hand Luke? Now, that's how to run a prison! "Lose your spoon, spend a night in the box".

  • Tax Man Aug 8, 2008

    I agree with most of the posting, take away TV,phone,internet and gym equipment. Work them on chain gangs and make them pay for their stay in prison and if their minors make their parent pay for it. Leave them lock up twenty-two of the twenty-four hours a day, one hour for exercise and one to get to the shower. The time is past due to get hard on them.

    And - READ all of their letters going out and coming in plus tape all of their phone conversations.

    These are prisoners - they have NO rights - they need to be completely prevented from any outside influence. Any gang affiliation in or out of prison should be a felony, mandatory 10 years in prison.

    This prisoner, if this is true, should have another 25 years added to his existing sentences for ordering the hit.

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