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Two people shot near Raleigh's New Bern Avenue

Posted May 20, 2009

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— Officers were investigating a double shooting Wednesday afternoon near New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

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One person was shot in the arm and the other in the leg just before 4 p.m. along the 100 block of Fisher Street, Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

One of the victims ran over to Pettigrew Street after being shot. Officers blocked off streets around the area for a short time to collect evidence.

Paramedics transported the victims by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The names of the victims were not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help to clear cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • GravyPig May 21, 2009

    I have never lived down there, but there are certain areas of Raleigh Blvd and other downtown areas that are just not safe for an outsider. I've allways enjoyed going to downtown. You just have to be aware of your surroundings and be prepared. But that goes for anywhere.

    I used to live at the corner of Park and Cox near Ashe ave. I never had a problem there, but I moved to Cary, and in the first year of owning my own home I have had several incedents that required a large number of Cary PD to respond. Crime happens everywhere.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 21, 2009

    meteo: "That area isn't downtown Raleigh. Still, if you think downtown Raleigh is dangerous (it's not), don't come visit."

    I agree. I've spent many evenings at downtown restaurants and around City Market. I don't worry for my safety at all. Plenty of foot traffic, lights, and noise until early in the morning. I got caught downtown with the car nearly out of gas. Not being real familiar with everything downtown, I went to New Bern Ave to a gas station. Had the whole family with me. I stopped, got a 'little' gas, and got the bleep out of there. The foot traffic and vehicles in this area were not quite as comforting as they were just a couple of miles away. If you stay in the common areas where the restaurants are located, its great downtown. But stray too far away from that area, and the mood can quickly change at night.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 21, 2009

    iron fist: "time4real where are you wise cracks today?"

    I'm sure when the wise cracks start flying, there will be something included to bash Year Round Schools and the School Board.

  • ncwebguy May 21, 2009

    This isn't anywhere near downtown. Why do people brag about their inability to read a map?

    Plenty of other people aren't avoiding downtown. They are avoiding the malls, since they have nothing to offer but a large markup and retailers with no connection to the local community.

    Northeast of Raleigh Blvd/New Bern is a little better lately, but it gets worse as you get closer to Raleigh Blvd and the shopping center on it.

  • meteo May 21, 2009

    I agree with valleyind2. That area isn't downtown Raleigh. Still, if you think downtown Raleigh is dangerous (it's not), don't come visit. Those of us who live there and enjoy it, won't mind.

  • valleyind2 May 21, 2009

    I live downtown. If you want to "avoid downtown Raleigh" because something happens almost 3 miles outside of downtown, then by all means, stay home and let the rest of us enjoy it.

  • iron fist May 21, 2009

    time4real where are you wise cracks today? Crime is everywhere.

  • AuntySocial May 20, 2009

    I used to live on the other side of Raleigh Boulevard from there and it used to not be such a bad neighborhood. I noticed a big change when they put up those apts beside the fire station on a street I cannot name on this site Glas(male rooster). Things started going downhill quickly. It is sad to see it deteriorate.

  • sstephie36 May 20, 2009

    Sweetie crimes happens anywhere not just in downtown raleigh, in nral and the suburbs as well

  • Commentor5 May 20, 2009

    Another reason to avoid downtown Raleigh.....