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Two shot at Harnett County shopping center

Posted July 29, 2013
Updated July 30, 2013

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— Two people were shot Monday night at a shopping center on N.C. Highway 87 near Plantation Drive in Harnett County, authorities said.

Just before 8 p.m., officers were called to a Bojangles' parking lot about shots fired. A second call to 911 referenced shots fired at a Little Caesars restaurant about 300 yards away.

In the Little Caesars parking lot, crime scene investigators were processing an SUV that might have been linked to the shootings. Witnesses said both victims were shot inside that vehicle.

Zach Vozzelli said he was working at Jelly Beans Frozen Yogurt when a woman came in and told his boss that someone had been shot.

"I was handed a phone and told to call 911. I came out here to check what happened. A male and female were shot in the back and legs and back of the arm," Vozzelli said. "I went over to talk to them. He said he had no idea who it was. He had just been shot."

Harnett County shooting Couple shot multiple times in Harnett County shopping center

He said the woman was hysterical, but the man remained calm. Both victims were conscious and able to talk. They were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, authorities said.

"There was a fair amount of blood," Vozzelli said. "It was gruesome."

Authorities have not released any information about a motive, but did say they were searching for several suspects.

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  • lisaclark2 Jul 30, 10:16 a.m.

    Didn't know Harrnet had a shopping center.. Amazing...

  • Billy the Kid Jul 30, 10:10 a.m.

    Breaking news gives suspects names. Ironically it's not really news.

  • Capt. Obvious Jul 30, 9:38 a.m.

    Want to bet the shooter was not a concealed weapons permit holder.

    Anyone? Gork?

    Naw, just post more foolishness.

  • james18 Jul 30, 9:07 a.m.

    Great..just down the road from where I live...This is right outside Bragg housing...tons of people and traffic in the area...drug related or domestic dispute no doubt!!

  • Gork Jul 30, 9:05 a.m.

    Soon everyone in North Carolina will be "carrying" so something like this won't happen - or 15 people will be shot...

  • zenonx6 Jul 30, 9:00 a.m.

    These stories seem to be getting much more frequent in the Raleigh headlines.

  • ProudOfMySoldier Jul 30, 8:38 a.m.

    This is so sad, and I am so glad my husband kids and I decided to take our frozen yogurt home when we did. Cause we were thinking of sitting there and eating it outside not to long before this happened.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Jul 30, 8:20 a.m.

    Were they shot by the ubiquitous "group of people who had been arguing"???