One injured in shooting near Southeast Raleigh High School
Posted November 21, 2011
Updated November 22, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday afternoon about a block from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.
Initial reports indicate that 17-year-old Tevin Bunn was shot at the corner of Slippery Elm Drive and Creech Road, and ran to the school for help. Bunn is not a student, said Wake school system spokesman Greg Thomas.
He was taken to WakeMed with non life-threatening injuries, police said. Bunn was treated for his injuries and released early Tuesday, hospital officials said.
Officers scoured the grounds on foot and with dogs to search for any possible suspects.
Classes had already been dismissed for the day, but a security guard on campus said the school was on lockdown for students and faculty who still might be on campus for extracurricular activities. The code yellow lockdown was lifted around 5:30 p.m.
Student Terrance Hannon said he and his friends heard the shots.
"(We) ran. I'm like, 'OK, we've got to get out of here. Something might happen,' so we turn back around and then we hear a car, like, it just pulls off," he said.
Ricky Blackwell, also a student, said there were a "whole bunch of gunshots."
"We heard a car and then we saw this guy, he was running this way, so we turned around and ran back that way," he said.
A woman living in a nearby neighborhood said she was outside raking her leaves around 3:30 p.m. when she saw two men in their late teens or early 20s standing at a stop sign at the end of a street. A forest green, older-model Buick pulled up, she said, and the driver got out with a gun and shot at both men twice.
The victims ran away and the driver followed them, firing three more shots. The woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of her safety, said she called 911.