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Man killed in Henderson triple shooting

Posted May 30, 2010
Updated May 31, 2010

— A 19-year-old man was killed in a triple shooting in Henderson shortly before midnight Saturday, police said.

Henderson police said authorities responded to a shooting call at a home in the 500 block of Lone Street around 11:45 p.m.

Hassan Terry, of Henderson, died at the scene of a gunshot wound, police said.

Terry’s mother, Brenda Harris, said the shooting occurred during a celebration honoring her late son, Raymond Dunn, who died after collapsing during a basketball game at Vance Granville Community College in February.

"He (Hassan) always had smiles and he had respect for people,” Brenda Harris said.

Police said 9-year-old Jontavious Howard was shot twice. The third-grader was in intensive care Sunday evening at Duke University Medical Center.

"He just came up to see one of his friends and he just got caught in the cross fire,” Howard's mother, Sular Eaton, said Sunday. “He was shot in the lower abdomen and he got shot up in the right hip, and he still has a bullet in him."

The third victim, a 20-year-old man, was taken to Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson, hospital officials said. He was treated and released. His name was not released.

Police said no arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing.

"I don't know who did it, it just happened so fast,” Hassan Terry's cousin, George Terry, said.


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  • sheanea04 Jun 1, 2010

    First off nobody can judge anybody about anything who knew this tragic event would of happened. Nobody. Let Hassan rest in peace. My condolences goes out to the family. Do yall even know him?????????????

  • holdeng Jun 1, 2010

    Davework- You are absolutely out of your mind. I don't know where you come from or where you were raised, but it is was holiday weekend and a family celebration. Every family I know has no problem with the children joining in on the festivites even if it means at midnight. It was a Saturday and it was to celebrate the life of a family meber who lost his life. There was nothing wrong with the child being outside. And who is to say that the child could have not been hit while in the home. The child, nor the mothe rwere in the wrong. It was th eidiot that pulled out a gun to try and solve a conflict.

    The man is dead and gone, let him rest in peace. His record does not play a role in the matter. He has to answer to 1 God for what he has done here on earth. You or anyone else is his judge. I wish people would just leave it alone and let his mother have her peace and be able to shed her greif in peace, and not hear all the foolish talk.

  • jaecee452 May 31, 2010

    Davework- "He just came up to see one of his friends..." implies that he was out on the street walking around.

    No it does not imply that...that is your assumption. The only thing it implies is that he came to see his friend. You assumed that he was walking around the streets. You as I, don't know where this child was before hand and regardless he didn't not deserve to be shot, nor does his mother deserve to be judge by you, me or anyone else.

    And I will say it again "it is amzing how people can make judgment against someone by just reading an article in the paper."

  • flapy May 31, 2010

    someone must have really not liked them

  • davework May 31, 2010

    "It's amazing how people can make judgment against someone that they have no idea about."

    Not only are you judging those who are commenting, but you have no idea either - and to call it a "family and community celebration" sounds like you have already decided the merits of the mother's decision and decided it was a good one. Thus you are a hypocrite. Others with common sense can see that a child that age had no business being out and about. The comment "He just came up to see one of his friends..." implies that he was out on the street walking around.

  • theartistformerlyknownasspeedy May 31, 2010

    It's amazing that a "family" celebration for her late son that included small children would be scheduled for that time of night.

  • jaecee452 May 31, 2010

    It's amazing how people can make judgment against someone that they have no idea about.

    Shaking My Head in Amusement-before you start to question someone else's grammatical structure take a look at your own..It is not sorts of tests, the correct way is sort of tests.

    What mother would let their 9 year old child out "at almost midnight"? Maybe one who saw no harm in allowing her child to participate in a family and community celebration for someone who lost their life. Maybe a mother who was also partaking in the celebration and had no idea that her child would be shot.

  • FE May 31, 2010

    Support our veterans today.

    Apple pie.


    MOM !!!

    OK - WRAL, what will you allow to clear your "reviewers" on this story?????????


  • FE May 31, 2010

    Bad situation. (Censors are HARD at work today, I see!)

    0 for two. Will this be O for three??


  • Notinitforthemoney May 31, 2010

    Someone should check out Mr. Terry's record. I don't know where his mom got the word RESPECT from but sure doesn't fit this guy.