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Police investigate downtown Raleigh shooting

Posted February 18, 2016

— Police are investigating a shooting after a man was found with gunshot wounds on a downtown Raleigh street Thursday afternoon.

Police said officers responded to a shooting in the area of East Lenoir Street and Swain Street just after 5:40 p.m. and located the victim.

The man was taken to WakeMed with non-life threatening injuries.

Police were still investigating the incident Thursday night and no arrests had been made.


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  • Norman Lewis Feb 19, 2016
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    I will bet without a doubt that drugs, gangs or alcohol were involved. As a side issue on the subject of the gun control preventing crime fallacy, this shooting was likely illegal, the shooter likely had possession of the firearm used illegally so my point is, of what value were the laws in place to prevent such events with guns? NO [/b[b]]VALUE WHATSOEVER, as are ALL laws that purport to keep people safe by establishing "gun free zones". The people that would not ever cause a criminal situation are forbidden from carrying a gun in those areas and those that do intend on causing a problem/crime, simply ignore the signs and come on in. Remember this next time you go shopping, look for a "no concealed weapons sign", and choose between being a potential unarmed victim versus a survivor when deciding where to spend your money.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 18, 2016
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    I can't believe that scary little store is still there. It looks like a shack! Looks like it could collapse at any time. Prayers for the victim