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Two shot on basketball court at Fayetteville park

Posted April 8, 2012
Updated April 9, 2012

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— A fight among basketball players Sunday evening sparked gunfire in a Fayetteville park crowded with as many as 100 people, police said.

At least two men on the basketball court in Seabrook Park, at 716 Langdon St., were wounded by the gunfire around 7:30 p.m.

Investigators said a 28-year-old man was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was listed in critical but stable condition as of 10 p.m. His name was not released.

A second person who suffered minor injuries in the shooting drove himself to Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital. Investigators said they have gotten reports that a third person was wounded, but they have not been able to verify those tips.

Police said they have identified a suspect but declined to release more details.

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  • tetuckey Apr 10, 2012

    These are the most known outdoor courts in Fayetteville. However, if you're not from that area you don't go play there. There is normally a shooting there every couple years or so.

  • affirmativediversity Apr 9, 2012

    You do know some of them had that vigil out of respect for a fellow classmate, because they knew the student personally. It's understandable that they were upset because he died. They're only human. In no way did any of those students condone his felonious actions. If some did, it was due to some distrust of cops in general. Statick

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    Then they should have attended his memorial service and paid private respects to his family NOT use publicly funded resources in an attempt to further segregate themselves from non black Fayetteville community. They not only "condoned" his actions they made a serious attempt to get public sympathy for them.

    Oh and by the way...that police officer was responded to a call from residents of this predominately black neighborhood who, apparently correctly, feared for their safety.

    Some of the taxpayers in the FSU service area are becoming a little peeved at their self segregating attitudes. "Historically" should mean just that...HISTOR

  • issymayake Apr 9, 2012

    Seabrook Park is not in the MIDDLE of Fayetteville State University. It's across Langdon Street from it, but not a part of the campus. There is little reason to connect FSU to the shooting, unless we find out there was one of their students involved.

    Seabrook is where the best players in the city gather to play. It's a rough game of street ball out there. I don't know who would get mad enough to go shoot someone though. That's tragic.

  • Statick Apr 9, 2012

    apparently the felon was a student there and the police office had the misfortune of being white - affirmative diversity

    You do know some of them had that vigil out of respect for a fellow classmate, because they knew the student personally. It's understandable that they were upset because he died. They're only human. In no way did any of those students condone his felonious actions. If some did, it was due to some distrust of cops in general.

  • Viewer Apr 9, 2012

    "Hey, that is the in thing. everyone should start packing a gun to make the nation a safer place. piene2"

    You know of course that "An armed society is a polite society." Kind of like the mythological Old South used to be. If you needed to back up your mouth with your life, your mouth was used less.

  • affirmativediversity Apr 9, 2012

    Hey, maybe the Student Council at Fayetteville State can have a vigil or march for the shooter, once they are arrested...you know, like they did for the convicted felon who shot at police just down the street from campus (apparently the felon was a student there and the police office had the misfortune of being white).

    This would be a sick comedy if it wasn't true AND to think Fayetteville State is publicly funded and part of the UNC system...OUR TAX MONEY AT WORK, folks!

  • Viewer Apr 9, 2012

    ""I find this story amazing. As many a 3 people shot but not a description of any one person. Nor any clues or description of the possible shooter or shooters. Why do you suppose that is? per lumberman"'

    Probably the police know exactly who they are looking for. You will see his picture when he is taken into custody.

    If you are really concerned about the lack of identification just stay indoors or don't play at that park until the arrest is made.

  • affirmativediversity Apr 9, 2012

    So for whatever reason GOLO won't post my comment that informed piene2 that Seabrook Park is in the middle of the historically black Fayetteville State University.

    I guess that doesn't fit with their racial pot stirring, blame the NRA agenda! Not to mention prove my earlier point that the progressive liberal media doesn't give a fig about black on black crime.

  • affirmativediversity Apr 9, 2012

    I find this story amazing. As many a 3 people shot but not a description of any one person. Nor any clues or description of the possible shooter or shooters. Why do you suppose that is? per lumberman

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    I'll tell you why...because the progressive liberal media doesn't want to shatter the illusion for people like piene2...

    That and they really don't give a fig about black on black crime...its difficult for them to work up empathy for the victim because they are incapable of distinguishing them from the criminal, since they see everything through the prism of "race"

  • piene2 Apr 9, 2012

    "Do you really think that the shooter in this case would not have a gun if the NRA did not exist? Wake up and see the light.
    fatchanceimwrong"

    Hey, that is the in thing. everyone should start packing a gun to make the nation a safer place.

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