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Raleigh police investigate two shootings; one fatal

Posted October 2, 2008
Updated October 3, 2008

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— Raleigh police were investigating two separate shootings that happened around the same time Thursday night, one of which was fatal.

Police escorted people from Hispanic supermarket Tienda Hispana, at 3913 Western Boulevard, after someone shot and killed an armed man who was trying to rob the store, police said.

Police did not release the robbery suspect's name. Police also did not reveal who they thought shot the man.

Officers drew their weapons and went inside to secure the supermarket. That's when they found the man's body.

The supermarket is between Amedeo’s restaurant and Kim’s Dry Cleaners.

At 8:30 p.m., about the same time as the supermarket shooting, police reported an unrelated shooting near the intersection of Star and Cross streets.

Two people, a 49-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, were shot. Emergency crews took them to WakeMed, where they were treated for what was thought to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Both incidents are under investigation, and additional details will be provided as information is gathered and confirmed, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. 

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  • turnpike420 Oct 3, 2008

    I was *IN* Amedeo's eating when this took place! We got there about 8:10PM and left around 10PM. Oddly enough my date and I didn't notice a thing... didn't hear the shots, nothing. It was a first date too, but we were so deep in our own little world, I think the roof could have fallen in and we wouldn't have noticed. Good for the date... bad if the world around us is crumbling! The RPD were ID'ing everyone in Amedeo's, taking our info and asking us the standard set of questions. If you didn't see the news, there were about 10-15 police vehicles and CCBI, etc. and basically the entire area was surrounded in yellow police line tape. I've been in Raleigh all 33 years of my life... first time for everything eh?

  • bomanicous Oct 3, 2008

    "I agree with all of them! (well, maybe not with the preying on illegals...illegals don't usually OWN stores"

    Just using the above sentence as a reference but it also applies to others that distorted my words that said I called them illegal. I didn't call them illegal. I was theorizing why this store gets robbed so much and the other stores around them are not bothered. WRAL ran an article about hispanics being tageted for robbery because they are thought to be illegal and therefore won't call the police and don't have bank accounts so they carry a lot of cash. If there's other reasons. I don't know, it was just a theory. Glad I had time to spell it out to everyone posts that re-arrange my words to start an argument. It's Friday try to enjoy yourselves this weekend.

  • Coach K is GREAT Oct 3, 2008

    Isn't it amazing how som many here automatically associate anything hispanic with "illegals". Blind assumptions are a dangerous thing.
    jgilchr
    October 3, 2008 1:08 p.m.
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    When is a hispanic in the news not illegal????

  • fyiarp Oct 3, 2008

    Stores of this type often deal with customers who pay mostly in cash, which therefore makes them a prime target.

  • jgilchr Oct 3, 2008

    Isn't it amazing how som many here automatically associate anything hispanic with "illegals". Blind assumptions are a dangerous thing.

  • veekee Oct 3, 2008

    I don't know if people realize what a bad neighborhood that is right there on Western. I don't go near that part of town at night anymore.

  • garnertoy Oct 3, 2008

    robbers be prepared to get whats comeing to you

  • Wolfy1 Oct 3, 2008

    Wow...4 comments ahead of me and I agree with all of them! (well, maybe not with the preying on illegals...illegals don't usually OWN stores, but maybe the customers...but I digress).

    So RKBA-5, gun control-0 (in these postings)

  • TarHeel Undergrad Oct 3, 2008

    That first shooting is the kind that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    Way to go! Nothing like knocking off somebody who thinks they have the right to prey on others!

  • workingforthosethatwont Oct 3, 2008

    As long as it was the bad guy who got it...who cares? One less off the street and saves us a little money in the long run. Done deal!

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