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SUV shoot-out in Fayetteville parking lot injures one

Posted April 29, 2012
Updated April 30, 2012

— People in two vehicles exchanged gunfire in the parking lot of a Fayetteville Food Lion Sunday afternoon, wounding a 17-year-old in the arm, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the supermarket in the 4100 block of Raeford Road shortly after 5 p.m. to investigate reports that people inside two SUVs were shooting at each other.

Minutes later, the victim was dropped off at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left bicep. 

The victim told police that he was traveling on Ireland Drive in a light-colored SUV when a dark-colored SUV pulled up behind it, and someone started shooting. Both SUVs pulled into the Food Lion lot, where the victim realized he had been shot and asked to be taken to the hospital.

The victim said the shooter might have been traveling in a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mariner.

No other details were released.


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  • tayronachan May 3, 2012

    So sorry to hear all this violence coming out of Fayetteville.

  • fayncmike May 2, 2012

    "I'm sure this had to do with drugs. People in suvsdont just shoot at each other for nothing...

    The way we're arming the public lately, they sure do shoot for nothing. The mill is churning out gun permits like sausages.

  • highcountry Apr 30, 2012

    I'm sure this had to do with drugs. People in suvsdont just shoot at each other for nothing...

  • abbynork Apr 30, 2012

    It's all good.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Apr 30, 2012

    Its a wonder more was not shot or killed. What is certain people thinking these days. Oh, I guess they was not thinking.

  • jmf1073 2.0 Apr 30, 2012

    Sounds just like your average day in Fayetteville.

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Apr 30, 2012

    Why is this even news? Isn't this just kids doing what kids do these days? Especially in Fayetteville..and Durham, and Rocky Mount.

  • aetius476 Apr 30, 2012

    And the city council in FayetteNam wants no "discriminatory" searches or stops? Good call.

    Make sure to order lots of body armor and bags...

  • houseandrew5545 Apr 30, 2012

    this shooting is just another incident of Fayetteville's gang problem that authorities in this city do not want to admit is a problem. The gang situation here in Fayetteville is out of control, there is this shooting and then a gang fight in broad daylight at the intersection of Raeford, Seventy-First School Road, and Graham Road in the median of all places stopping traffic but yet nothing was done. Fayetteville is getting taken over by the gangs and yet the city council, Fayetteville PD, or Cumberland County Sheriff do not want to acknowledge that there is a gang problem.

  • poohpdoo2002 Apr 30, 2012

    OMG! I was at that store while it was happening and I didn't realize it. I did notice that when I was leaving there were two cop cars out there and about four officers were walking around the parking lot. I didn't even know what they were doing, but I knew they were looking for something. That's scary when things like that happen in public and during the day when businesses are full of customers. Criminals are just so ruthless and brazen these days, it's frightening. It's beginning to look like the Wild Wild West in Fayetteville.