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Teen killed in north Raleigh shooting

Posted August 15, 2012
Updated August 16, 2012

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— Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened off Capital Boulevard in north Raleigh Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 3800 block of Rolling Green Court around 4:45 p.m., where they discovered a 16-year-old male victim outside the Lexington on the Green apartment complex.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was being withheld per a request from the family, police said.

Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots followed by police sirens.

"I first came outside, I heard there was a shooting. I heard the gunshots," said Keenan Whittenburg, who lives at the apartment complex. "I don't know exactly what happened, but I know it was over by the mailboxes."

Police said Thursday that a silver or gray mini-van was seen driving through the apartment complex around 4:45.

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Some witnesses told investigators that the vehicle was cutting people off and nearly causing crashes near the intersection of Rolling Green Court and New Hope Road.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit the website at www.raleighcrimestoppers.org.

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

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  • nowon_yuno Aug 16, 11:55 a.m.

    Heddingham, skycrest, or Stoney Brook trailer park... Crime happens everywhere and people like to know Where and what part of town the killing took place...

    all these aras have gotten worse over the years. I used to live in Hedingham about 3 years ago, the area has gone downhill. the Walmart over there dreadful

  • Bartmeister Aug 16, 11:54 a.m.

    Well they have a description of a vehicle now. Just a matter of time now.

  • shortcake53 Aug 16, 11:50 a.m.

    This area is very close to our home. While it has seen some tragic instances lately, it is still a very nice place to live and we have no fear in being here. Crime has no favorite place to occur, it happens everywhere, even where you live.

  • Ozzie Aug 16, 11:40 a.m.

    North Raleigh, South, East, West..... whichever... a young person has lost a life, and his family has lost a loved one. Very sad and tragic. NO area is immune to this type of happening these days. Sad but so true. We all have to be aware of our surroundings whereever we are.

  • Barfly Aug 16, 11:31 a.m.

    The area in question is a place to avoid.. Avoid the area, avoid the merchants...your life my depend on it.

  • Disabled Vet Aug 16, 11:27 a.m.

    I bet when the dust settles, the end result will be a drug deal gone bad.

  • romneycare Aug 16, 11:27 a.m.

    @Drfiesta People care what part of town it happened in... It could be any of our communities... Whether it's brentwood, North Ridge, Rogers ln, Heddingham, skycrest, or Stoney Brook trailer park... Crime happens everywhere and people like to know Where and what part of town the killing took place...

    Location and what part of town is important... but Geographically North vs East, next to mcdonalds or chick fil , it doesn't matter.

  • rsmith6120 Aug 16, 11:24 a.m.

    itsmyownopinion.. not disagreeing with you. There was a lot of crime downtown Raleigh a while back. Namely in historical areas like Boylan Heights and Oakwood. Just because there a few instances of crime doesn't mean you pick up the fort and move or conduct an all out bashing of an area. Heck.. I lived in Boylan Heights and loved it. Our previous mayor Charles Meeker still lives there and was my neighbor. We are just finding out that no areas are immune to crime so accept it and take whatever action you need.

    My sympathies goes out to the family of this young man.

  • Keyboard cat Aug 16, 11:12 a.m.

    As long as it wasn't in my neighborhood.....I know to avoid this one.

  • itsmyownopinion Aug 16, 11:03 a.m.

    According to the article about Chief Dolan's retirement,
    "Raleigh's crime rate dropped from 4,300 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2007 to 3,781 crimes per 100,000 people last year – a decrease larger than the statewide trend." Whether we want to admit it or not, crime seems to be rising in some areas, certainly areas that I didn't expect an increase ten years ago.

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