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One dead, three injured in Raleigh shooting

Posted September 13, 2010
Updated September 14, 2010

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— Raleigh police were investigating a fatal shooting late Monday at the intersection of Capital and Crabtree boulevards.

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers responded to a shots-fired call in that location and found one man dead and three people injured, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue and Capt. O'Neal.

Francisco Aurelio Kelly, 18, died at the scene. Three juveniles – a 15-year-old male, a 15-year-old female and a 14-year-old female – were taken to WakeMed with gunshots wounds that were not life-threatening, Sughrue said.

Crabtree Boulevard is closed from Timber Drive to Raleigh Boulevard.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-996-HELP. Crime Stoppers pay cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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  • kfusco Sep 14, 2010

    My husband and I moved to the Woodcrest neighborhood from a very small town in Illinois. I have felt as safe in our new home as I felt in our small town. I also worked in SE Raleigh, and have seen/heard many incidents like this one. It is sad, but had nothing to do with our neighborhood. Our Woodcrest 'hood is a wonderfully diverse neighborhood that I am pleased to call my home.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 14, 2010

    jbarron4950: "Raleigh is just a bad as anywhere else,.."
    jbarron4950: "Raleigh is just as bad and dangerous as the other cities that they always report on."
    csplantlover: "This isn't Durham, is it. We moved here to get AWAY from the murders and killings in Durham - what in the world???"

    No. No. and you'll be just fine. If the supposed expert statisticians on Golo wouldn't overlook one simple stat, the message would be clear. You have to look at the crime stats per-capita. Ex. Murders/1,000 Physical Assaults/1,000

    Do this and you will see that Durham is sitting on a high pedestal compared to Raleigh.

  • loyalgirl1111 Sep 14, 2010

    It is a shame that these young children are throwing their lives away.

  • jbarron4950 Sep 14, 2010

    Comparison Raleigh to Durham crime rates. Neither is anything to write home about.

    You are absolutely right. The point that I was trying to make earlier is that WRAL does more reporting on crime in Durham than in Raleigh. It's almost as if they are trying to ignore what is happening in their own backyard and pretend that these things only happen in other places. And the sad part about it all, is that the people who are always bashing Durham don't know or pretend not to know what is happening in their own community. I call these the glass house people.

  • pdolan6 Sep 14, 2010

    Acts of violence have been here since man has existed. Raleigh AND Durham both have issues. No need to debate it. I don't condone it. Glad no LEO was hurt.

  • jbarron4950 Sep 14, 2010

    In the AA comunity, it's not parents but largely mother and sperm donor. The lack of strong male role models is a major part of the community's problems

    What do you know about the AA community? Largely mother and sperm donor is not only a stupid statement, but racist as well. The last time I checked, the pregnancy rate among white unwed females was pretty high. Do you attribute the crime of the four white teens who killed another white teen on the AA community as well? One of those trials is currently ongoing and I don't remember any black teens being involved. This is just a case of more ignorance being spread.

  • Mugu Sep 14, 2010

    I wonder if this has anything to do with Capital VIP?

  • RomneyRyan2012 Sep 14, 2010

    Is this how arguments are settled now, just start shooting? Is this is what our young people are learning? And from what? where? I just don't understand this mentality...I truly don't.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 14, 2010

    Meekerville is about to surpass Du'ham.

  • MT.Net Sep 14, 2010

    This incident had nothing to do with the area, according to police. Woodcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods have a healthy community watch program which has made them some of the safest in Raleigh.

    Raleigh's police department has a community police officer who is dedicated to our area. RPD has partnered with the East CAC to organize community watches, coordinate with local business leaders, and work together on further ways of reducing crime. This work has paid great dividends.

    This unfortunate incident truly could have happened anywhere. It should not be taken as a reflection of the nearby neighborhoods.

    Mark Turner
    East CAC Chair

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