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Three sought for questioning in Fayetteville mall shooting

Posted November 28, 2011

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— Authorities released surveillance images Monday of three people sought for questioning related to shots fired Friday while shoppers crowded Cross Creek Mall in search of Black Friday deals.

No one was injured when gunfire rang out around 2 a.m. near the food court entrance, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said. More shots were fired inside the mall as the shooters fled into the crowds of post-Thanksgiving shoppers.

Surveillance images show three black men, who appear to be unarmed, entering the mall at 2:04 a.m.

One is wearing an orange T-shirt, gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white sneakers; one is wearing a black jacket with thin white stripes across the front, dark pants, white sneakers and a red baseball cap; and the third man is wearing khaki-colored pants and a white and black zip-up jacket.

The sheriff's office called the three men pictured "suspects," but it isn't clear whether they are believed to be the gunmen, or involved in the shooting in another capacity.

Anyone who can identify the men is asked to call detectives at 910-323-1500 and leave an anonymous tip at 910-484-8477.


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  • fayncmike Nov 30, 2011

    Hmm...it's Fayetteville...anyone surprised as to the descriptions of the suspects? Might as well been Durham, or Wilson, or Rocky Mount....etc
    UNC PH.d

    Not at all considering the mindset around here. One Black man, most likely a robber. Two Black men, most likely a drug deal. Three Black men, most likely gang activity. It’s wrong and it’s sad but that, to many is how it shakes down.

  • fayncmike Nov 29, 2011

    "Hmm...it's Fayetteville...anyone surprised as to the descriptions of the suspects?
    UNC PH.d"

    Not around here I'm not.

  • Scubagirl Nov 29, 2011

    "the article said shots rang out at 2 am but the men didn't enter the mall until 2:04 am"

    hmmmmmmmmmm, well lets see. Definition of the word about: "near; close to: a man about my height; about six o'clock."

    So now tell me what part of that you DON'T understand?

  • katebarrows Nov 29, 2011

    ACTUALLY- I called the Sheriffs office Friday evening to talk to them about these guys, as I was in Macys when I felt like they were looking very suspicious. And they were giving me uncomfortable feelings. And a few minuets before the shooting happened the disappeared, which is why I called to report this to the officials because I felt as they could have been involved for more then one reason. Nothing to do with race, but plenty to do with their actions and where they were.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 29, 2011

    Navigate life-- Re-read the story!"gunfire rang out around 2 a.m"

    The story reads AROUND 2 a.m and they came in at 2:04 a.m, last I checked that's AROUND 2 a.m and just like lineofDuty said "Chances are someone in the crowd walked over to cops and said ... I saw the dudes and they looked like this ....!"

    I'm pretty sure the police did NOT JUST PICK these guys because of they're race...for all we know they may just know who the shooters are if it isn't them?!

  • Statick Nov 29, 2011

    I'm surprised they don't have more evidence than this. No video? Reports are the shooter started outside and then ran inside, then back out again and nothing got caught on video? I sure hope they fingered the suspects from witness reports.

  • bombayrunner Nov 28, 2011

    Dragnet ... daa da da DAA-----DAAAA!

  • bombayrunner Nov 28, 2011

    Navigate life -- do you really think the cops made up the decision these may be suspects in a vaccum? If they have nothing to fear they may just show up. Chances are someone in the crowd walked over to cops and said ... I saw the dudes and they looked like this ....!

  • Navigate life Nov 28, 2011

    Boneymaroney13 - read the article again please. I don't have to play the race card, its already been played. The facts don't add up and you should know this, right? These three young men walked into the mall after the shooting, so why are they being posted all over the internet as suspects? Use you brains kid.

  • boneymaroney13 Nov 28, 2011

    Navigate life - enough with your race cards.