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Shaw University student shot as bystander to fight

Posted September 23, 2010

— A Shaw University student, who was a bystander to a fight that spilled off campus Wednesday night, was shot and injured, according to Raleigh police.

The fight began on campus around 9 p.m. and spilled out onto South Street, near Person Street, police said. One person pulled out a shotgun and fired at another person.

Student Terrick Edwards, 20, who police said was not the intended target, was struck by bird shot pellets. Friends transported Edwards to WakeMed Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Investigators said they were talking to witnesses and working to identify a suspect.


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  • sumstconceited Sep 23, 2010

    Ok, lets get this straight. I am a senior at Shaw University and it makes me sick that people think of the school the way they do because of its location and the students that they accept. We are just like any other school, HBCU or not, we all have our problems. But people are so quick to put Shaw out there as a bad school and that is not the case. Shaw has graduated some of the top lawyers, doctors, singers, and athletes throughout North Carolina. So stop looking at the school for what has happened but look at the school as a place that will give students a chance to better themselves.

  • issymayake Sep 23, 2010

    Phrostbite, sup frat (?)

    Actually Shaw is extremely cheap when compared to peer institutions. If they were to up the tuition by a thousand or two, they could afford to do a lot of renovations and upkeep.

  • nurseangel28328 Sep 23, 2010

    And to Dr. Eric again, if you have a doctorate you should be smart enough to know that this site keeps all the post you put up here and people can acess your previous comments, DR> ERIC, haa, still laughing if only you knew who I am LOL LOL LOL

  • nurseangel28328 Sep 23, 2010

    @Eric52272 LOL, I seriously doubt you have a doctorate degree, LOL, try again LOL LOL yoiu obviously display your doctorate education really well. Keep shining Dr. Eric, LOL LOL

  • twc Sep 23, 2010

    hereandnow99, you just don't get it. IT is not the right story for your posts.

  • twc Sep 23, 2010

    Bird shot? Give me a break! Someone should be a little embarrassed! Next time, hit him with your purse!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Sep 23, 2010

    From 45MPH, a vehicle stops (completely) in 196'. (see chart at bottom: www.csgnetwork.com/stopdistinfo.html )

    There is easily 2 or 3 times this visibility here...for a complete stop...not a life-taking crash like this.

    We just cannot ignore that fact that some people still manage to kill themselves (and their passengers) at RR crossings that have flashing lights, ringing bells and arms that block their way. Some people just don't get it...not matter what IT is.

  • calynn Sep 23, 2010

    Ha, I though campus' are a gun-free zone? Never seems to work.. but the anti-gun nuts love it

  • Phrostbite Sep 23, 2010

    This isn't surprising. Because of it's location & it's low academic standards, Shaw attracts some rif-raff. HOWEVER, the majority of the students at Shaw are young people trying to get their education so they can become productive, law abiding citizens. It's obscene how much they are paying for their degrees, but that's neither here nor there.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Sep 23, 2010

    eric52272, you're welcome. I usually show interest in bigots.

    So, why don't you re-read the GOLO Terms of Service and figure out a way (you know, use yer brain) to say what you allude to? Can you do that? Or, are you too ashamed that you think that crime is based on skin color...like your family & friends taught you.

    Oops...see, I just did it. I just let your big "dark" secret out. Now, you try. ;-)