Woman, 24, shot at Fayetteville ATM
Posted March 31
Updated April 1
Fayetteville, N.C. — Police said Monday that a woman was shot late Sunday while making a deposit at a Fayetteville bank.
Anna Louise Williams, 24, was shot once in the torso at the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 4549 Raeford Road shortly after 9 p.m., police said. She was listed in critical but stable condition Monday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Investigators said Williams was the passenger in a car driven by a friend that entered the bank's drive-through lane from the wrong direction so she could use the automated teller to make a deposit. An unidentified man approached the car, shouted "Hey" and fired him gun without ever demanding money, police said.
"We don't know how quick everything was moving along – if, in fact, he was going to commit a robbery, and maybe he surprised them," said Lt. Todd Joyce of the Fayetteville Police Department. "Something startled him, and he fired the weapon."
Williams' friend sped off after the shooting and drove directly to Cape Fear Valley, which is about five minutes from the bank.
Police called the shooting a random crime, which Joyce said is concerning.
"Everything at this point suggests that the offender and the victim did not know each other," he said. "Of course, that makes it more alarming for us, and also I know the public has a concern."
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.