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Police: Man shot at Sanford party

Posted October 12, 2011

— A Sanford man was shot as a party in a downtown building was ending early Saturday, police said Tuesday.

Gregory Wayne Baker was among numerous people who attended a party in the back of the Here It Is thrift shop, in the 100 block of South Steele Street, police said. Baker was shot outside the building as the party was ending around 5:30 a.m.

Someone drove him to Central Carolina Hospital within a few minutes, and he was transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Baker was shot twice in the chest but is expected to recover, police said.

Police said that several downtown businesses were also damaged by gunfire.

No arrests have been made amid the ongoing investigation.

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  • puma12982 Oct 12, 6:46 p.m.

    Guess this party ended with a bang.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 12, 5:58 p.m.

    Yep, there ain't no sense in getting bruised up.

  • Statick Oct 12, 3:02 p.m.

    "...one showed up for a fist fight..the other showed up for a gun fight..guess who won..??

    Difference is a person can usually walk away from a fist fight and it doesn't usually take having a doctor extract anything from a body.

  • SmokeWagon Oct 12, 2:43 p.m.

    ..."I guess that's how it is nowadays...when you're afraid to fight, pull a gun..."

    No not really...it is the same today as it always has been...one showed up for a fist fight..the other showed up for a gun fight..guess who won..??

  • Statick Oct 12, 10:18 a.m.

    I guess that's how it is nowadays...when you're afraid to fight, pull a gun.