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Four shot at Goldsboro graduation party, barbershop

Posted June 10, 2012
Updated June 11, 2012

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— Two separate shootings injured four people at a barbershop and a graduation party in Goldsboro within four hours this weekend.

Police said that an unidentified person opened fire during a graduation party at Party Central, 800 Corporate Drive, around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Bullets struck Christah Tanjere Battle, 17, and Michael Deshaun Sawyer, 20, both of Goldsboro.

Sawyer underwent emergency surgery at Wayne Memorial Hospital, and his condition was stable Monday. Battle was treated and released from the hospital.

Around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Vanradius Vonyell Fields, 26, and Shawn Naurice Holmes, 27, both of Goldsboro, were shot at Headquarters Barbershop, 533 E. Ash St., police said. Wayne Memorial Hospital staff said Monday that the condition of both victims was stable.

Police have not commented on a motive or possible suspects. Neighbors told WNCT News that a fight broke out during a rap battle, and someone pulled out a gun.

Holmes was convicted of manslaughter in 2006 and released from prison in January 2011, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call Goldsboro police at 919-580-4211 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

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  • Bartmeister Jun 12, 2012

    If you know how to do a Google search, just search "guns stolen North Carolina" and "accidental shootings North Carolina." Or even more shocking substitute, United States of America for North Carolina. piene2

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    Did. Nothing worth reading.

  • batcave Jun 12, 2012

    We can be just like dodge City in the eighteen hundreds.
    Click to view my profile piene2

    you really need to read books, dodge deadwood, tombstone had very restrictive gun laws, you were not allowed to walk around town carrying. once again as always, you are wrong.

  • loveapex Jun 11, 2012

    I can guarantee you the guns were not registered. There is no such thing as a gun registration in North Carolina. Genius.
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    I'm sorry, I misspoke. I meant to say "permit". I can see this is near and dear to your heart as you had to turn the issue into a personal attack. I hope you can handle relationships better than you do anonymous postings :)

  • piene2 Jun 11, 2012

    "Leave guns laying around to be stolen? You are blaming legal gun owners? Not the thieves? Give me some of those stats.
    farm"

    If you know how to do a Google search, just search "guns stolen North Carolina" and "accidental shootings North Carolina." Or even more shocking substitute, United States of America for North Carolina.

  • loveapex Jun 11, 2012

    I would prefer to ask the "legal" gun owners who leave their guns laying around to be stolen and so children can shoot themselves and their playmates as happened just a couple of weeks ago.

    Well, you go talk to the law abiding citizens and I'll send the police to talk to the criminal and Holder who is being cited for contempt of congress. Leave it to a Lib to blame a law abiding citizen for "tempting" a criminal by having something they want and believe they have the right to take! Go do something about inner city crime. Use your energy wisely.

  • fisunt Jun 11, 2012

    I can guarantee you the guns were not registered. There is no such thing as a gun registration in North Carolina. Genius.

  • farm Jun 11, 2012

    piene2"I would prefer to ask the "legal" gun owners who leave their guns laying around to be stolen and so children can shoot themselves and their playmates as happened just a couple of weeks ago."

    Leave guns laying around to be stolen? You are blaming legal gun owners? Not the thieves? Give me some of those stats.

  • Bartmeister Jun 11, 2012

    The only reason guns are the preferred choice for these types is they are too lazy for knives and clubs.

  • Bartmeister Jun 11, 2012

    Where the heck do you think "illegal" guns come from? piene2

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    Robberies, black market, imports, purchased, breaking & entering........ I don't know. Guns aren't illegal, it's how they are used and obtained that make them illegal. I've been in a lot of friend's and people's houses that own guns, never seen them "laying around to be stolen." A gun left in the open isn't gonna hurt anyone, until a person with wrong intentions picks it up. It's a people issue, not a firearm issue.

  • ICTrue Jun 11, 2012

    "Let us get lots more guns in circulation. We can be just like dodge City in the eighteen hundreds." piene2

    I know you mean this sarcastically, but if you take it literally it could just be the first thing that you have said that makes sense on here. More guns equals less crime. Good job.

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