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Durham man charged in two attacks on same woman

Posted July 17, 2014

Shenandoah Freeman

— A Durham County man was charged Thursday in a shooting outside an Orange County motel that left a woman critically wounded, authorities said.

Deputies found Amber Leigh Gottschalk, of Durham County, in the parking lot of the Scottish Inn, at 5303 U.S. Highway 70 East, on Wednesday afternoon. She had been shot multiple times and was in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

Investigators charged Shenandoah Freeman with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the case.

Freeman was served the warrant at the Wake County jail, where he was being held on charges out of Durham County following an unrelated traffic stop Wednesday night, authorities said.

The kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon charges out of Durham County stemmed from a May 9 incident that also involved Gottschalk, authorities said.

The Scottish Inn shooting remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 919-644-3050.


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  • 678devilish Jul 21, 2014

    Ladies need to be absolutely careful in what man they choose to bring into their life. First, don't be desperate to have a man in your life. Second, you can have a life without a man, ladies.

  • Brandy Lee Jul 17, 2014
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    You are correct, it also shows that people will talk when they do not know of what they speak. All the info they have comes from news, FB etc, If people do not take the time to educate themselves, (Headlines don't count, nor does FACEBOOK people). The system is not perfect, but many of these head positions are ELECTED positions. WE the people put them in power, but we do not educate ourselves and show up at the polls. Instead, we either don't bother to vote, or believe everything we see people post on their walls and make bad decisions. The system is NOT corrupt, sure, there are bad apples as in any thing. You want tougher sentences, VOTE in tougher judges, you want tougher law enforcement, vote in tougher sheriff's. Make your voices heard, but with action, not griping.

  • Brandy Lee Jul 17, 2014
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    I think he does pose a threat to general public. If he can be that violent, what happens if someone else angers him when he is stoned out of his mind, say at a store, or a red light? Also Hey DJ! It has been a while! I was genie2u!

  • Billy the Kid Jul 17, 2014

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    Yes, it does.

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 17, 2014
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    This does not reflect a threat to the general population. This man & woman have a criminal history. Go back to see what either was doing at age 19 and it will involve drugs and deceit, I predict. It's a sad story of our times.

  • Bobby Medlin Jul 17, 2014
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    Not enough info in this article, so people start making assumptions and crazy comments.

  • yankee1 Jul 17, 2014

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    You're wasting your time. Super Hans is a big Government and all Government guy. It would be fine with him if only the Government puppets had all the guns and total dictatorial control over all of us. He must be feelin' good watchin' Obama the dictator do his thing.

  • CherryDarling Jul 17, 2014

    Sad to say, but with our justice system the way it is... he'll be given a third opportunity to harm her.

  • Tim Pearce Jul 17, 2014
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    Chain gang, prison farms , death penalty,, hard labor,,, If you're not going to try and change the mentality you're going to have to do something !!! ENABLERS ,,,,,

  • ohbumr Jul 17, 2014

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    very true, all we need to do is create another law that bars him from owning a gun. because as we can tell, this guy is very involved with following the law.