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Raleigh police investigate two shootings

Posted May 7, 2009

— Raleigh police were investigating two separate shootings Thursday morning.

The first happened around 12:45 a.m. at 519 S. Swain St. Two men walking down the street ran in to a group of men and a fight broke out, police said.

One man was shot in the hip. He was expected to survive, police said.

The second shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at a BP gas station at 3616 Poole Road.

A BP employee told police that he was sitting in a car at the station when a man walked up to him and shot him in the neck near his shoulder. He was expected to survive, police said.

Officers were searching for the shooters. No other information was released.


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  • ncwebguy May 7, 2009

    There *always* seems to be a "group of men" hanging out at the end of Swain. The "mini-mart" at Swain and Lenior probably doesn't help.

    I hope the increased police presence keeps a watch on this area as well, though Swain is a narrow one way street near there.

  • Caveman93 May 7, 2009

    Jeez and this all happened on a school night too!