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Woman shot at Benson vet

Posted March 8, 2011
Updated March 9, 2011

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— Johnston County authorities said a woman was shot inside a Benson veterinary clinic Tuesday afternoon by her boyfriend who drove home and then shot himself.

Catryn Denise Bridges, 42, was shot in the stomach shortly after 12:30 p.m. at Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic, at 11760 N.C. Highway 210.

She was listed in good condition at WakeMed in Raleigh Wednesday morning.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office provided few details of the shooting but said Lyle Bernard Parrish, 52, was found dead inside his home at 1296 Old Matthews Road in Clayton.


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  • ceb1213 Mar 10, 2011

    I was glad to know what little details I recieved from WRAL because I pass by both on the way home. Would have hated to be clueless!

  • Rocknhorse Mar 9, 2011

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Cat! You are a wonderful, caring lady and did not deserve this. Wishing you a speedy recovery!! My family is thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I gave my horses (you've horse-sat for us several times) an extra hug today in your honor. Wishing you well!!!

  • RM24 Mar 9, 2011

    The good news is he will not be shooting anyone else.

  • djofraleigh Mar 8, 2011

    The woman probably got good first aid from the vet. Whatever the reason, it was NOT love.

  • dontgetmestarted Mar 8, 2011

    I hate that he committed suicide but why take others down with you especially in a public place where other innocent people, etc...can get hurt? I will never understand why people do such nonsense.

  • zacksmill Mar 8, 2011

    At least none of the animals were hurt. :)

  • cbeach03 Mar 8, 2011

    He should have never been let out of jail when he stabbed his other girlfriend a few years back. My heart goes out to all families involed. Mr and Mrs Parrish have been put though so much by him. It's really sad.

  • NotAgain Mar 8, 2011

    here in the usa, we are our own worst enemies, if we were the usa looking at another county allowing this to happen to their people, we would call for a bombing of their justice system

  • ajaugenti Mar 8, 2011

    Oh dear God! I hope that person is ok! What is it with people these days.

  • Schwoogie Mar 8, 2011

    I still say have more info before posting, if it were someone I knew, then I may put myself in danger rushing over and get more people hurt or myself. Just lack of judgement to post an undeveloped story.

    Well if they didn't post it and you were taking Fido over to the place then you might run up on something you shouldn't. Or if you live on Matthews Rd, you might also run into a situation.