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Gunshots reported in Harnett County neighborhood

Posted May 12, 2013

— Authorities were responding Sunday evening to a report of shots fired in a neighborhood in Harnett County.

Harnett County sheriff's investigators responded to a home at 1822 Lafayette Road after the shots were reported around 5:30 p.m.

Several roads in the area were blocked off Sunday evening, and calls to the sheriff's officer were not immediately returned.

It was unclear if anyone had been injured or if anyone had been taken into custody.

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  • Fuquay Resident May 13, 4:31 p.m.

    I wonder why there hasn't been an update on this store since 9:47 last ight.

  • earthmover1989 May 13, 3:57 p.m.

    This has nothing to do with "neighborhoods" it was at a shop in a middle of a field. The man barricaded his self in the shop and resisted arrest, I know the entire story but I just wanted to set all the comments straight.

  • lawncare5 May 13, 11:51 a.m.

    Mercy sakes, callers get a life, u b n da country now.

  • Lightfoot3 May 13, 11:21 a.m.

    Like others, I hear shots all the time. Unless it was in an urban area, probably just target practice.


    “But I am trying to figure out why "responsible gun owners" shoot in neighborhoods that are full of kids (which are unpredictable)” – okayiquit


    I see what you're saying. Nothing wrong with it as long as you take safety precautions and have proper backstops.

  • djofraleigh May 13, 11:05 a.m.

    Last time I called 911 over gunshots it turned out to be fireworks in the middle of the day. The reaction of the deputy was so blase that I decided I'm not going to report any more "gunshot" sounds.

  • WhatWereOnceVicesAreNowHabits May 13, 11:03 a.m.

    > It was unclear if anyone had been injured or if anyone had been taken into custody.

    It was unclear if the shots fired came from a rifle or a handgun a shotgun or a pellet gun, additionally police were unable to determine the caliber of weapon used to fire the shots, if the rounds were lead round nose, wadcutters, semi-wadcutters, hollow points, buckshots, birdshots or full metal jacket ammunition rounds, and whether or not the shots fired were actually fired from high capacity magazine.

    Oh lord , feed the Drama !

    There were no reports of any injuries and to what extent those injuries were!

  • fishon May 13, 10:57 a.m.

    I heard shots fired Saturday afternoon between Capital Blvd, and Ligon Mill Rd just north of Burlington Mill Rd. Sounded like target practice to me.

  • LibertarianTechie May 13, 10:56 a.m.

    I hear gunshots from my Harnett County neighborhood as well. Then again, I do live near deer hunting.

  • YA RECKON May 13, 10:45 a.m.

    I hear gunshots in my neighborhood everyday, Never call it in though, just settin' back a'waitin for everyone to shoot themselves and their family members, figure sooner or later I'll be the only one left in Johnston County.

  • Obamacare survives May 13, 10:44 a.m.

    LOL, imagine that. Gunshots reported near a firing range.

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