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Woman shot on All American Expressway in Fayetteville

Posted March 28, 2011
Updated March 29, 2011

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— Police closed the All American Expressway from Fort Bragg south to Fayetteville Monday after a woman was shot shortly before 3 p.m.

Investigators said a man and woman were traveling south together on the freeway in a black GMC Yukon when they got into a minor wreck, spun out of control and landed on the median.

Police responded to the scene after a shots-fired call and found Frances Marie Del Valle Sanchez, 21, who had been shot, on the ground outside the vehicle. The man, who has been identified as a Fort Bragg solider, was in the driver's seat.

"The woman was shot, it appears, outside of the vehicle," said Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts. He added that the wreck seems to have taken place before the shooting.

The driver was detained for questioning. The woman was taken to the Cape Fear Valley Hospital and was listed in critical condition early Tuesday. No other details were released.

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  • hollylama Mar 30, 4:48 p.m.

    Just repeating what I'm told! LOL

  • monicap2011 Mar 30, 3:18 p.m.

    JUST SAD SAD SAD,....

  • tornadoos Mar 29, 11:45 a.m.

    Little birdie said she might have shot herself.

  • Moabit Mar 29, 11:34 a.m.

    Good thing is, if there is anything positive about this, it was not random. So it should be ok to drive on that freeway and not put everybody in a freenzy on how unsafe it is now to drive or go to Fayetteville. To take a gun away from a soldier makes no sense because he will need it. If he wanted to hurt her, he would have found another way, gun or no gun. It would be better to bring everybody home and focus on their well being, that is where things are going to get worse, however there are plenty of veterans out there that do not feel the need to shoot at their spouse, girlfriend etc. The women suffer to, so end the war.

  • bmg379 Mar 29, 11:26 a.m.

    a better version of the story with more details

    http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/03/29/1082352?sac=Home

  • crystal28314 Mar 29, 11:19 a.m.

    Why is it this story is so much more detailed on the Fayetteville Observer website?

  • Call It Like I See It Mar 29, 11:08 a.m.

    amethystdivine: I completely agree with you, it isn't just soldiers suffering from PTSD this city is an armpit, a melting pot of people from all different walks of life dumped into one relatively small town, I have lived here 20yrs and it gets increasingly worse with time. My dads job is paid by the crime rate of this town and being that most other cities dont compare, thats why they are still here. We would be naive to think it was just soldiers committing these crimes... countless acts of violence happen on the not so suprising Bragg Blvd and its rarely soldiers who do that but thats a whole different argument.

  • amethystdivine Mar 29, 10:52 a.m.

    I've lived in Fayettenam for 10 years. Crime wasn't as bad when I moved here. Crime is horrible now. This is a very angry city and it's not just the military and whatever PTSD they might be coming back with. This town is a toilet. Murders and GSWs have just become so common here that it seems we might be shocked to hear about the individual scenarios, but no one is surprised anymore. If the justice system would grow some stones and hand out real sentences, some of this might change. I'm glad I'm leaving soon.

  • almagerena Mar 29, 10:23 a.m.

    @ Holly Lama are you a friend or a family memeber.

  • cintrondeann Mar 29, 10:19 a.m.

    NOW, I DON'T FEEL SAFE GOING ONTO FORT BRAGG, EVERYDAY TO WORK, YOU KNOW THAT SOLDIER WAS GOING ON AND OFF POST WITH THAT GUN IN THE TRUCK. THEY NEED TO DO BETTER AT THE GATE, SO WE ARE SAFE, OR IT'S GOING TO END UP LIKE FORT HOOD. PEOPLE ARE GOING ON FORT BRAGG WITH WEAPONS NOW?

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