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Quiet NE Raleigh complex shaken by shooting

Posted May 3, 2013

Raleigh police were on the scene of a shooting May 3 that left a man wounded.

— A man, shot and bleeding, banged on doors at the Perry Hill apartments Friday afternoon, screaming for help.

Police said they think the shooting happened in or near the neighborhood playground in the 6500 block of Andron Drive, off Louisburg Road, at about 2:30 p.m.

"I was just scared," said Enass Rezek. She was unsettled by the sight of her children's playground lined with crime scene tape.

"We heard him saying, 'I need help.' He screamed, 'Help, help.'"

Shooter still at large in NE Raleigh attack Shooter still at large in NE Raleigh attack

The man, Jaaron Fields, 20, was eventually taken to WakeMed. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

The nearby northern campus of Wake Technical Community College was on lockdown for a few hours while police searched for the shooter. 

"Right underneath my apartment, they were running through the woods with guns and the dogs," said Perry Hill resident Lance Wilkinson.

Police said Fields was not a victim of random violence, and by late Friday night they were still looking for his shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or to go to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org to report a tip online or by text message.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • Hubris May 3, 2013

    "Mums the word. There would be 30+ comments by now if this was in Durham." AtALost,

    Raleigh is becoming the new Durham.

  • Barfly May 3, 2013

    Northeast Raleigh is the "new" southeast Raleigh. Thanks to Section 8 housing, this show will be coming to your neighborhood in the very near future. Good luck.

  • Fireflies Rock May 3, 2013

    What the heck is happening to Raleigh with all this horrible violent crime? I'm glad this victim was able to obtain help from someone in the neighborhood.

  • AtALost May 3, 2013

    Mums the word. There would be 30+ comments by now if this was in Durham.

  • jjfhand May 3, 2013

    "Police were investigating a shooting in northeast Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon..."

    This happened today. Today is Friday, I am not coming to work tomorrow even if WRAL thinks today is Tuesday.

  • Phyxius1 May 3, 2013

    More violent crime in Raleigh and another shooting. Hope the person recovers from his injuries..