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One killed, one wounded in downtown Raleigh shooting

Posted August 20, 2014

— A man was killed another was wounded early Wednesday in a shooting just south of the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.

Officers responded to the 400 block of West South Street shortly before 5 a.m., where they found the two men who were later taken to WakeMed.

Ramon Antonio Shaw, 23, was pronounced dead, and Joshua Jamar Vines, 30, was being treated for gunshot wounds.

Investigators spent Wednesday morning canvassing nearby neighborhoods, including the Heritage Park community, where Sabrina Perry lives.

Perry reported hearing at least five gunshots.

"About 4:40 a.m., I just heard a bunch of boom-boom-boom-booms, and I jumped out of the bed," she said. "By the time I came to the door, I saw the police going to the corner and a guy yelling out, 'Somebody's dead.'"

Investigators haven't commented on a motive for the shooting or provided any other details about the case.

In a 911 recording released Wednesday afternoon, however, a caller reported seeing three cars in the area fleeing on South Street.

Anyone in the area at the time of the shooting or who might have information that could help investigators can call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve felony cases.

Neighbors say the case is the first shooting in the area, but that they are concerned about a nearby nightclub that they say has a rowdy crowd every night.

Tuesday's fatal shooting is the second case in as many months in which someone was killed in the downtown area.

A 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed during the city's downtown Fourth of July celebration.


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  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 20, 2014

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    Murca! Love it or Leave it!

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Aug 20, 2014

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  • Bill Brasky Aug 20, 2014

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    Grand Union is on to something. Sure guns are originally purchased legally by licensed folks, but what happens when those licensed folks no longer want their guns, or their guns get stolen. There has to be some accountability because these guns are eventually falling into the hands of criminals.

  • UNC006 Aug 20, 2014

    Why must every tragic act of violence get politicized? The tea party prevented new laws ? Say what? It was the Dem controlled US Senate that couldn't pass a gun legislation proposal. Those Senators knew full well that as representatives of the people; that the majority of people do not want onerous gun relations. Criminal gun violence is down by the way...

  • disgusted2010 Aug 20, 2014

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    To all you US haters, planes leaving RDU daily. If you don't like this country do something to change it but don't just rail against it.

  • Alexia Proper Aug 20, 2014
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    Have you traveled to many countries? I have and can tell you there are many countries that are equal or better than the United States. Qualify of life in many European countries is better, stress is lower, people are not arrested for petty things as much.

    Yeah, there are certainly a number of third-world countries that have a long way to go, but the US actually lags behind many first-world countries in many respects.

  • jmcdow2792 Aug 20, 2014

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    If we would stop putting people in prison for minor drug offenses we would have room for the real offenders. I am not a proponent of drugs, or alcohol or tobacco but people will use these things.

  • Monkey_Joe Aug 20, 2014

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    First of all, the rest of the world sucks (except Canada).

    Second, how would making MORE laws do anything more than add to the overcrowding? I don't know a single person who would give up their guns voluntarily so you're just asking for a BIG problem... one way or the other.

  • 37 Aug 20, 2014

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    No, it isn't.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 20, 2014

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    and that would stop criminals from committing crimes how? What it would do however is stop law abiding citizens from protecting themselves and loved ones from them which is ludicrous!