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Two Suspects Arrested After Flea Market Shooting

Posted April 20, 2003

— Wake County authorities confirmed Sunday that two suspects have been charged in connection to a weekend shooting at a flea market.

The incident occurred Saturday. The men were arrested later the same day and were still in jail on Sunday.

No one was injured in the 4 p.m. shooting at the flea market on N.C. 55 in Fuquay-Varina, although the sound of shots being fired sent many shoppers running for cover. Police said two men were seen running from the scene.

In looking for evidence, the police discovered two bullet holes in a van and marks on the flea market building. The owner of the van was not located.

Police arrested 23-year-old David Chegues Lopez of Raleigh and 22-year-old Yoni Janico Herrera of Fuquay about two hours later. Police said Lopez was carrying a handgun and Herrera a knife.

Wake County deputies charged the men with carrying concealed weapons. Fuquay-Varina police charged Lopez with discharging a gun in the city, going armed to the terror of the public and damage to property.

Lopez was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday on $29,000 bail. Herrera was being held on $4,000 bail.


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