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Raleigh Girl Injured In Drive-By Shooting

Posted February 21, 2005

— Raleigh police are looking for a man who shot a 4-year-old girl during a drive-by shooting.

Authorities say the shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Fox Ridge Manor Apartments on Rock Quarry Road. A car reportedly pulled up to the apartment and someone inside the car opened fire.

Police say the girl was walking down the stairs when the bullets pierced a window and hit her in the leg. She was taken to WakeMed. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Investigators said the intended targets were men standing outside the apartment where the little girl was shot.

Anthony Mangum, who heard the gunfire, said he has heard it before.

"I think we need a little more security over here because there have been a couple of bad incidents that happened over here," he said.

Wanda Santana, who manages the Fox Ridge Manor Apartment complex, said despite recent upgrades in security and a community watch program, some of the violence that happens is out of the neighborhood's control.

"We've come a long way with this property to make it what it is today," she said. "There's people that come over here, trespassers that come in and do whatever they have to do and leave. I wish we could stop that aspect of it but we can't."

Police are still looking for the people who sped off in the car. They are also working on getting a description of the car.

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