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NCSU Student Shot On Campus; Police Search for Suspect

Posted August 23, 2000

— AnN.C. State Universitystudent was in stable condition Friday morning after being shot near the campus bookstore Thursday night.

Robert Baumgart, a 19-year-old sophomore, was shot in the left cheek while sitting in a vehicle parked near the bookstore about 10 p.m. Thursday. He was taken toWakeMed.

N.C. State Public Safety officers, who are investigating the shooting, are not sure what events led to the shooting. They are still looking for the suspect.

Police are hoping mass e-mails and phone calls sent to students overnight will help ease fears and perhaps help with the investigation.

"This isn't an area known for high-crime rates," said Sgt. Jon Barnwell of N.C. State Public Safety. "There hasn't been any type of need to have high patrol in this area. However, things do happen, and we're going to take care of it."

TheState Bureau of Investigationhas been called into to assist with the investigation.

``It's only my fourth day on campus and somebody got shot?'' said Ashley Hale, a freshman who was getting a frozen soft drink at the convenience store.

Baumgart is a business management student with a home address of Weddington, N.C., according to school records.


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