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Woman dead, man injured in Fayetteville shooting

Posted May 12, 2011
Updated May 13, 2011

— A woman died and a man was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital around 11:30 a.m. Thursday after a shooting in Fayetteville, according to police.

The shooting happened at 6539 Jeffrey Drive at the Summertime Apartments. Police said they do not believe a third party was involved, but they are not sure who fired the gun, which was found at the scene.

The man, whose name was not released, suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. He was listed in critical condition Thursday evening.

The woman was Stephanie Thompson, 24.

A neighbor said the two lived together but wasn't sure if they were married.

Nine months ago, a 21-year-old man was beaten to death in the same complex. Police arrested a drifter whom the victim had befriended.

"It's disturbing. It makes you think about moving," neighbor Dave Rupert said. " What the heck is going on that people have to kill each other around here?"


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  • The7thSeal May 12, 2011

    Stand-down FPD,the WRAL GOLO'ers will take it from here.

  • tobywilliamson58 May 12, 2011

    It all starts at street level. We as people need to get out and meet our neighbors, get to know them, and then help them with their problems, no matter their color. Until then, things like this will continue!

  • jsok123 May 12, 2011

    Just a wealth of information here. Thanks WRAL.

  • Call It Like I See It May 12, 2011


  • weasel2 May 12, 2011

    Go figure

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 12, 2011

    Until the mothers and fathers in a community stand up, take responsibility for their communities, and helps cops get rid of the bad seeds - this will happen.

    Cops can't do it all on their own, especially when some cover for their own, even when they do wrong.

    Making each accept responsibility for their own actions is the only way to have a better community.

  • dontgetmestarted May 12, 2011

    Will some people ever learn how to settle their differences without resorting to violence? Or better, yet, live and accept that people HAVE differences. Honestly, at what age does these skills begin to sink in (assuming they are ever taught)?

  • working for deadbeats May 12, 2011

    I'm going to make and deliver some "stop the violence" signs. That should help.

    Does this violate the posting rules?

  • The7thSeal May 12, 2011

    Nothing to see here folks,move along.