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Two injured in gun fight at Burlington bar

Posted October 24, 2015

— Two men were shot early Saturday during an argument at Black Jack's, and police were looking Saturday for the shooter.

Police said multiple people were involved in the altercation, and then "an unknown person brandished and discharged a handgun, striking both victims."

Darrick Lee McNeil, 35, was shot in the leg and was treated and released from Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Corey Adrian Wiley, 31, was more badly hurt. Police said he had multiple gunshot wounds and had been transferred by Saturday morning to another medical facility.

Officers on patrol in Burlington heard the shots being fired just before 2 a.m., and when they arrived at Black Jack's found a crowd of people fleeing the building. Both McNeil and Wiley had already been transported to the hospital.

Police did not have a description of the shooter to provide Saturday morning, but they asked that anyone with information about the incident call them at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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  • Tyrone Biggum Oct 25, 2015
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    It's illegal to carry while under the influence of alcohol so allowing someone to carry in a bar is no different than anywhere else. Have a seat.

  • Craig Elliott Oct 25, 2015
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    "thank your republican voters - they elected people who made it legal to have that gun in the bar. Great thinking."

    I didn't see anything in the story that indicated any of the shooters were CHP holders. Even if they were legally permitted to carry concealed handguns the law specifically prohibits consumption of alcohol while carrying (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.11(c)).

    I suggest to you that the shooters were probably armed in violation of the law and were, ipso facto, criminals and not likely to follow any laws.

  • Mark Cline Oct 25, 2015
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    You presume it was legal to have a gun in that bar. Several factors come into play here:

    1. Was the bar posted?
    2. Did the carrier have a concealed permit?
    3. Was the carrier consuming alcohol?
    4. Was this a justified defensive shooting?

    That's just scratching the surface of the iceberg of information needed to determine what happened, and whether it was legal, or not.

    Guns in bars are not a new thing. Personally, I was a little surprised when the legislature approved the carrying of concealed handguns in bars. My expectation was to allow restaurant patrons to be able to carry into restaurants where alcohol was sold and consumed, as long as the carrier was not consuming.

    As usual, there are probably no reported shootings in bars by NC CCHP carriers. And, as usual, too many people are postulating without enough information.

  • Melanie Lane Oct 25, 2015
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    thank your republican voters - they elected people who made it legal to have that gun in the bar. Great thinking.

  • Mark Cline Oct 24, 2015
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    Bet it wouldn't have mattered.

  • Terry Lightfoot Oct 24, 2015
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    Yep, great combination - guns and alcohol. Every bar in the Nation should ban guns on the premises

  • Barbara Smith Oct 24, 2015
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    durn they need to learn how to shoot/aim better!

  • Wayne Douglas III Oct 24, 2015
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    Were the 2 injured people here transported by ambulance?