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One wounded in Carrboro drive-by shooting

Posted July 29, 2010

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— One person was wounded early Thursday in a drive-by shooting in Carrboro, police said.

Three people were walking along Jones Ferry Road near Davie Road at about 2 a.m. when a vehicle drove up and shots were fired from the vehicle at the pedestrians, police said.

One person was shot and was treated at UNC Hospitals and released.

The vehicle was described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Carrboro Police Department at 919-918-7417 or Chapel Hill-Carrboro Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 29, 2010

    Probably from Durham, just passing through town. Or a Chapel Hill/Carrboro tree hugger had one too many to drink.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 29, 2010

    Now I know why I don't stand on street corners at 2am. I couldn't remember why I knew it wasn't a good idea.

  • ncguy Jul 29, 2010

    Big latino population right there

  • bbq_lover Jul 29, 2010

    This is the poor, predominantly hispanic area of C-boro.

  • Jeremiah Jul 29, 2010

    "Wonder if the shooter was on his way to protest????????"

    nah, there aren't too many tea-party gatherings in carrboro.

  • Jeremiah Jul 29, 2010

    "Probably not. Crime doesn't happen in Carrboro, Chapel Hill or Cary. Cities that start with "C" are special. Only way it will be on TV is they determine the shooter is from Raleigh or Durham."

    I know, Raleigh is a victim. Media, stop victimizing raleigh. It's not fair. It's not fair!

  • john283594 Jul 29, 2010

    "Oh wow, so this isn't a discussion board, it's a ridicule board. Thanks GOLO!"

    tell me about it...lol...

  • withnailharrison Jul 29, 2010

    Oh wow, so this isn't a discussion board, it's a ridicule board. Thanks GOLO!

  • mpheels Jul 29, 2010

    Nice to see all the comments from people who have clearly never been to Carrboro. I live down the street from where this happened. Carrboro and Chapel Hill don't get a lot of news coverage for crime, mostly b/c violent crime is relatively rare (i.e. 1-2 homicides a year compared with how many in Raleigh or Durham?). On the other hand, there is a large and growing problem with property crimes, most car break-ins. If a drive by is going to happen in Carrboro, I'm not surprised that it happened where it did. The apartment complexes at the intersection are already higher in crime than most other parts of town.

  • gingerlynn Jul 29, 2010

    I thought they just held hands, wore berkenstocks, and sang Kumbaya in carrboro?