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Gas station shooting marks Fayetteville's third in a week

Posted December 1, 2012

— Two people were shot early Saturday at a Kangaroo Express gas station in Fayetteville, police said. It is the third shooting at a Fayetteville convenience store in the past week.

Gunfire broke out in the parking lot, at 1208 Bragg Blvd., around 3 a.m. following an altercation, police said. Two people were shot and taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

A possible suspect left the scene in a dark gray Chrysler 300, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 910-433-1856.

On Monday night, two masked gunmen entered a Quick Stop Tobacco Shop, at 502 Grove St., opening fire. They shot two employees while customers cowered behind video machines. 

Police released photos from the store security camera of the men, and they said as many as two others may have been waiting in a getaway car, described as a dark Charger. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910483-8477.

Early Friday, Fayetteville police ended a standoff at a Shell gas station at 8385 Cliffdale Road by shooting a man who had robbed that station. Montrez Javon Virgil, 25, of 2532 Mesa Drive in Fayetteville, barricaded himself in the station for four hours before opening fire on officers at about 6:45 a.m.

Police have said they have no indication that the three incidents are related.

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