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Shooting near NCCU sours homecoming weekend

Posted November 9, 2014

— Destiny Streeter was walking near the 2200 block of Fayetteville Street Saturday night when she stopped, then turned around.

"I saw people running so I started easing up," she said.

Streeter returned to her dorm room at North Carolina Central University. Minutes later, she received a campus e-mail stating that an active shooter was on campus.

One person was shot at a home at 2210 Fayetteville St. at about midnight.

The home is across the street from the school and yards away from Baynes Hall – where Streeter lives.

Jada McFarlane, a NCCU freshman, found out about the shooting after receiving a call from her mother, who also receives school e-mail notifications.

"It is really kind of close," she said. "My dorm is right over there so I hope that it becomes a whole lot safer than it is now."

The shooting victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim's name was not released. No arrests have been made as of Sunday night.

Although the shooting was not on campus, NCCU police sent the alert as a precaution, officials said. Students were asked to seek shelter and lock their doors. The lock down was lifted at 1:09 a.m. Sunday.

McFarlane said the shooting soured her first homecoming weekend. 

"It's like a let down because it's supposed to be fun," she said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • Will Perry Nov 10, 2014
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    The shooting happened down the street from the campus. Stop acting as if violence only occurs near HBCUs. Kick rocks!

  • 68_dodge_polara Nov 10, 2014

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    Haters are going to hate, as well as troll apparently.

  • raphael27520 Nov 10, 2014

    Again why is this news?

    Oh yea, the most important thing is a fun "Homecoming", certainly not the dead person.

    And the pattern repeats.

  • disgusted2010 Nov 10, 2014

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    Do you see race in EVERY issue?

  • jackaroe123 Nov 10, 2014

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    Is she not allowed to take issue with it because she should accept nearby violence as it appears you have?
    Tomorrow you'll be complaining (erroneously) about how the Black community never does anything about crime in the Black community. Today you're apparently claiming she can't have a problem with it. How is that fair?

  • Lisa Menendez Nov 10, 2014
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    This area looks nothing like a campus...

  • 68_dodge_polara Nov 10, 2014

    "McFarlane said the shooting soured her first homecoming weekend."

    In sorry but if anyone who attends this school has any illusion that the area in which is located is safe at all that would be entirely incorrect.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Nov 10, 2014

    Kicking off homecoming in style, yo!