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Raleigh woman paralyzed after robber shoots her

Posted September 16

— A woman who was paralyzed from a gunshot fired by a robber, along with her family and police are asking the public to help detectives identify the gunman.

Media outlets report that 43-year-old Natalia Valle-Herrera was shot on Sept. 4 while being robbed at her Raleigh home. Valle-Herrera and her husband, Benacio Aguilar Zavala, had just returned from the hospital where Aguilar-Zavala had received treatment for an injury.

Aguilar-Zavala says that as he and his wife approached their apartment door that night, a suspect approached with a handgun and robbed the couple. The suspect fired a shot that struck Valle-Herrera and severed her spine, leaving her paralyzed in her legs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Raleigh police.


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