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Two injured in separate Sanford shootings

Posted September 6, 2012

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— Sanford police are looking for suspects in what they say appear to be two unrelated shootings that happened late Wednesday and early Thursday.

The first shooting, which happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday, involved a taxi driver who was shot in both of his feet after being robbed by two men.

The driver, Darcy Perry, told police that he picked the men up on Grant Street and that, after they robbed him, one shot him in his feet and ankles as he tried to get away.

Police found Perry in a nearby parking lot on Spring Lane, and he was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham for treatment.

A few hours later, around 2 a.m. Thursday, a man was shot in his upper left leg near Winslow Apartments on Winslow Drive.

The victim, Jamil McLean, 21, told police that his assailant hit him and demanded money. When McLean tried to flee in his car, he told police, the man fired several shots at his vehicle, hitting him in the leg.

McLean was taken to Central Carolina Hospital with injuries that police said were not life0threatening.

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  • iwannareply Sep 6, 2012

    Why do you call them criminals? These people are too good to work.

  • outdoor592000 Sep 6, 2012

    Charmwhatever, Newborn is right. What law do you propose that stops criminals from being criminals? I can bet that the people who did this 1) have a crimnal record 2) guns used were either stolen or purchased illegally 3) could care less about any laws you want to throw out there..........they simply don't apply to them........unless they are caught.

  • danunger Sep 6, 2012

    Way severe punishments for those using weapons to commit crimes. I say weapons because a gun, crossbow, knife, etc, are equally as dangerous. We have the laws, just no court systems with the stump to uphold them.

  • newborn _may18 Sep 6, 2012

    Charm - criminals don't follow the law...that's why they are called criminals. We need more funds to go into local authorities so that they have the manpower to root out unlawful gun ownership and trafficking.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 6, 2012

    Again, loaded guns in the wrong hands. And yet some believe we don't need a law to do something about this. If there is a law, then it certainly needs to be used more and more. If nothing else to stop all the unnecessary shooting that is taking lives or injuring a lot of people.

  • DivaD Sep 6, 2012

    So sad! Get a job!