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Police probe drive-by shooting in Fuquay-Varina neighborhood

Posted July 27, 2008
Updated July 28, 2008

— Police are investigating after an apparent drive-by shooting in a Fuquay-Varina neighborhood.

It happened at about 2:50 p.m. Sunday outside of a house at 801 Pittsboro St.

Lonnie Richardson said he, his grandson and his grandson's friend were outside his home when at least two cars pulled up.

"They just stopped and looked at me, looked at me, looked at my grandson and said, ‘What you want to do, what you doing,’” Richardson said.

Richardson said he went inside the house. The men inside the vehicles, he said, starting firing then. The bullets went through the walls and windows.

"It was some heavy shooting, just like an army. It was real scary,” Richardson said.

Burce Antonio Douglas, 18, the friend of Richardson's grandson, was shot in the thigh. Douglas was transported to WakeMed for treatment.

Witnesses said approximately 10 shots were fired. Five bullet holes hit the Richardson residence, police said

Neighbor Robert Blue was home with his young son and wife when the shots rang out. He said he became suspicious after seeing three vehicles with young men slowly driving by the house.

"I went to my front living room, and I heard the gunshots. And I looked out the door and saw one guy firing back at the house. I came back in to make sure they (his family) were alright,” Blue said.

The vehicles involved in the shooting were last seen driving away on Alderleaf Drive.

Richardson's grandson, Mario Jones, was taken into custody for interfering with the investigation. He was issued a citation and later released.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at 919-552-3191.


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  • carolinakhaki Jul 28, 2008

    Obviously these guys were just frustrated that they couldn't make to Triangle Town Center for the big rumble.

  • applejuice Jul 28, 2008

    do whatever you have to Trublue - me and many, many other citizens appreciate it.

  • Trublue in Wake County Jul 28, 2008

    "He can't figure out why anyone would want to do this"

    Thats because Bruce Douglas is a card-carrying little thug who my brothers have arrested more times than they can count since the time he was a 15 YEAR OLD 8th grader. As for Mario Jones and the rest of his crack-slinging crew - You're time is coming pal, its a shame you never listened to me.

  • applejuice Jul 28, 2008

    its a problem that is only going to get worse - i mean look at this, one of the "victims" got arrested for interfering with the investigation.. he was too cool to "rat" out the guys that shot his friend and shot up his granfolks house. as long as the law is considered the enemy, we will get no where.

  • squirrelsunlimited Jul 28, 2008

    Please catch these people LE.

  • something2say Jul 28, 2008

    Can you say Gang Related??????

  • Eduardo1 Jul 28, 2008

    Our society is going nuts in the US. I think if we had a national listing of the shootings that were done ever day in our
    country. we would not keep pointing a finger at mid-east & SA countries so fast. We are living in the most unsettled, barbaric society in the history of the world, especially when you add in Rapes, assaults, armed robbery, child abuse, etc. And with this said we lead the world with people in prisons