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One killed, one injured in Burlington hotel shooting

Posted August 31, 2014

— One man was killed and another man was injured during a shooting early Sunday morning at a Burlington hotel, according to the Burlington Police Department.

Police found Raphael Devante Currie, 24, and David Israel Williams, 24, both of Burlington, at the Quality Inn at 2444 Maple Avenue around 2:30 Sunday morning. Both men had gunshot wounds, according to a press release.

The men were transported to Alamance Regional Medical Center, where Williams died. Currie was then flown to a local hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Witnesses said they heard an argument on the second floor, where the men were found, before the shooting. Police said a large crowd was at the hotel attending an album release.

Anyone with information should contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100. Crimestoppers allows citizens to remain anonymous.


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  • bushido2298 Sep 2, 2014

    Wish it was the case....nope, it was an "Album Release" party at a hotel, clearly it will not be a Platinum record or even Gold for that matter.

  • Ronald Nunn Sep 2, 2014
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    I'm wondering if this was the same guy that tried to rob the convenience store later that day and the patrons beat the shushna out of him and held him until the police came?

  • bushido2298 Sep 2, 2014

    Hans???? What, nothing?