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Child grazed by bullet in Princeton drive-by shooting

Posted April 3, 2013

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— A 6-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Princeton Wednesday evening, police said.

Terrance Lockley, 22, of Goldsboro, was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting.

Police say Lockley fired about five rounds at a crowd of people in the front yard of a home at 508 West First St. around 5:10 p.m. One bullet grazed the boy's forehead.

He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Princeton Police Chief Tyrone Sutton said the shooting could have been a lot worse.

"When you have random gunfire like that in a drive-by, it can be very dangerous," Sutton said. "You had several people out in the front yard. It could have been a fatal shot."

Witnesses said there was a second man in the green Dodge Intrepid with tinted windows involved in the drive-by shooting, but police have not said whether he has been identified.

The shooting stemmed from an argument between Lockley and some people at the home, Sutton said.

No other information was released.

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  • nclifeisgood Apr 4, 2013

    angryingram- I'm a law abiding citizen of the city of Goldsboro, trying to raise my sons to stay on the right path. So tell me what I might be doing wrong, since some of these punks around here don't want help. They are not taught respect and love at home, so what makes you think they will listen and learn from a total stranger. And some want help, but just don't know how to accept it.

  • Tizu Apr 4, 2013

    Wow, in my little town of Princeton of all places. I bet it's the first time anything like this has ever happened. I would like to know what caused the uproar...and if there were gang members involved, put them away.

    With regard to the death penalty comments:
    We need to bring back ole Sparky. Criminals are not afraid to get a shot in the arm...they are scared to death of being electrocuted until they die. Public hangings? I'm down with that too! These people will never learn sitting on death row for 20 + years only to go to sleep peacefully. Lethal injection is a joke!

  • angryingram Apr 4, 2013

    wow! really I could say lawless punk but not tug? Are we so politically correct we are afraid we are going to offend the criminals?

  • Terkel Apr 4, 2013

    "Mental health control is what we need! And people like this need to be the first on the list!"

    Death penalty is what we need, and people like this need to be first on the list.

  • North Carolina Cutie Apr 4, 2013

    When will people stop and think before acting.

  • bpegram Apr 4, 2013

    thankafarmer... My post was Tongue-In Cheek! I just wanted to preempt the liberial's "common sense" logic that is regurgitated here and elsewhere.

  • JayL Apr 4, 2013

    thankafarmer, bpegram was being sarcastic and refering to the interview about limiting high capacity magazines from 30 rounds to 10 rounds.

  • angryingram Apr 4, 2013

    We are officially taking our welcome mat off our steps. We do not need any of the rift raft from Goldsboro bringing any of there lawless and disregard for life to Princeton. It is a shame the Goldsboro citizens have allowed the downward spiral of their community.They say it takes a village to raise a child. If you want to see what it takes to raise a lawless punk..take a drive to Goldsboro.

  • thankafarmer Apr 4, 2013

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME BPEGRAM.... HOW WOULD THAT HAVE HELPED IN ANY WAY IN THIS CASE? The bullet that grazed the child could have been the first bullet that was FIRED... then what would you do? Gun magazine limits are not what we MUST be pass. Gun control is NOT what we NEED! Mental health control is what we need! And people like this need to be the first on the list!

  • airbornemonty Apr 4, 2013

    Adding more restrictions to firearms isn't the solution. The solution is to incarcerate those individuals until they are in their seventies at least.

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