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Durham Bulls Pitcher, Friend Injured In Waffle House Shooting

Posted September 6, 2002

— Authorities are investigating a shooting at a local Waffle House that left two people injured early Monday morning.

The incident occurred at the restaurant on Westinghouse Boulevard just off Capital Boulevard in Raleigh. Police said an argument started involving two groups of people. Police said two people allegedly left the restaurant, and at least one of them opened fire into the building from outside.

Authorities said two other people who were sitting in a back booth and were not involved in the original argument were hit.

Delvin Dewayne James, 24, of Nacogdaches, Texas, and Monique Francis McNellie, 23, of Raleigh, were taken to WakeMed. McNellie is listed in critical condition. James, a starting right-handed pitcher for the Durham Bulls, was treated and released after being shot in the left shoulder.

Police are searching for at least one suspect possibly driving a late 90s model white Chevy Suburban.

"They came in there with an attitude," a witness said. "You could tell, you could just tell that they were up to no good, especially the way they marched out there talking about shutting the place down. It was just obvious they were gonna start trouble."

Authorities believe that there may be a number of other witnesses to the crime, because the restaurant was crowded at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked ot call the Raleigh Police Department at 890-3335.


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