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Campus police: Gang-related shooting ordered by jail inmate

Posted August 7, 2008 8:53 p.m. EDT

— A gang-related shooting on the campus of North Carolina State University was ordered by an inmate at the Wake County jail, campus police said Thursday.

According to court records, police are looking for a letter containing the shooting instructions.

A man and woman were sitting underneath a gazebo on Gorman Street, near the student apartments of Wolf Village, on July 28 when a gunman approached and fired at them, police said.

The man was hit in the stomach and the woman in the foot.

Ryan Barnes, 20, Leroy Barnes Jr., 19, and Terrell Grimes, 16, have been charged with attempted murder and two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Investigators determined a dispute between competing factions of the Crips street gang prompted the shooting.

University police said that Ryan Barnes is a rising junior at N.C. State. The other two suspects, as well as the two victims, aren't affiliated with the university, police said.