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Shooting victim driven to hospital, dies

Posted February 23, 2009

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— Police on Monday were investigating the death of a man who was dropped off Sunday night at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Shamont Antwain McRae, 22, of Singleton Road in Raeford, was dropped off at the hospital at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and he died in the emergency room of a gunshot wound, police said.

Police said friends drove McRae to the hospital, and investigators located them late Sunday and have interviewed them.

The shooting occurred near Friar Avenue off Hope Mills Road, which is about two miles from the hospital, police said.

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide, but no details regarding a motive or possible suspects were released.

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  • christinaelliott Feb 25, 2009

    People are so quick to judge based on a picture.. RIP Shamont. You will be forever missed.

  • shatteredcrimsontears Feb 25, 2009

    Shamont was a kind man and did not deserve to die in such a horrible way. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • adellecarter2 Feb 24, 2009

    Wow all of you commenting on this story...do you know shamont? How dare any of you say such harsh things about him like you know him. His life was taken do you understand that? So his family can read your ignorant comments of all of you questioning weather its mug shot pic or not. You all should be ashamed of yourselfs and hope that if that was your story ppl wouldnt say such dumb things. I went to school with shamont and have known him for many years..he was a good, funny, and respectable man. My prayers go out to his family. Im sorry for your lost.RIP SHAMONT MCRAE and forget the haters!

  • christinaelliott Feb 24, 2009

    I've known shamont for years and he was such a wonderful person.. He must have gotten mixed up in something and it's a shame to see such a good kid taken away so young. God Bless his family and friends.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers
    Rest in peace.

  • hjandrj Feb 23, 2009

    he has pending charges against him in Cumberland County

  • oldfirehorse Feb 23, 2009

    At least they gave him a ride to the ER.

  • thinkbeforespeaking Feb 23, 2009

    --are you kidding me--Mug shot or not, get a job, sacrifice, and play by the rules, and maybe, just maybe it will work out. That is what the rest of us are doing...try it!

    Dont be so quick to judge.... He just might have been playing by the rules and just in the wrong place at the wrong time....remember Ms. Carson....(not saying he was the pres. of anything or doing what she was) BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • christineswisher Feb 23, 2009

    Sounds like some pretty cowardly friends he had to me.........

  • are you kidding me Feb 23, 2009

    Mug shot or not, get a job, sacrifice, and play by the rules, and maybe, just maybe it will work out. That is what the rest of us are doing...try it!

  • meh2 Feb 23, 2009

    Why does society have to supply that? It is, apparently, a self-limiting problem.

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