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Police: Teen Shot Mom in the Foot

Posted April 7, 2008

— A man in his late teens shot his mother in the foot during an argument Monday evening, police said.

The man fled the scene of the shooting in the 2700 block of Laurelcherry Street around 6 p.m., police said. That street is in The Townes at Crabtree subdivision, near Crabtree Valley Mall.

The woman was treated and released at a local hospital. Officials described her injury as "very minor."

Investigators said they were not sure if the man intentionally shot his mother or if the gun went off accidentally during their argument.

Officers were conducting an active search for the alleged shooter and were processing a warrant against him.

Police withheld the names of the mother and son.


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  • linnway Apr 8, 2008

    Why do they withhold the names here, but when that poor woman was driving along Falls of Neuse and hit children that ran out infront of her, they posted her name? She wasn't ticketed nor did anything wrong. Maybe I am just comparing apples and oranges, but I don't think it is right.

  • mramorak Apr 8, 2008

    I man in his mid teens?

  • Scubagirl Apr 8, 2008

    yea, but mom will probably get charged for having gun available to minor

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 8, 2008

    Woo, if his mom is like mine, he is running from her not the po-po! LOL Love you mom...ha!

  • john283594 Apr 8, 2008

    Shameful stuff to shoot your mama in the foot...

  • justmark Apr 8, 2008

    I know SOMEBODY who doesnt have to eat their veggies anymore!!

  • PC is for Losers Apr 8, 2008

    I want to see you dance sucka!

  • Moose1933 Apr 7, 2008

    There has to be more to this story.

  • angora2 Apr 7, 2008

    It's like shooting oneself in one's foot.

  • blackdog Apr 7, 2008

    ...inquiring minds want to know why....