Two injured in separate Sanford shootings
Posted September 6, 2012
Sanford, N.C. — 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.