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Former Shaw University basketball player fatally shot at Raleigh apartment complex

Posted August 27, 2017 7:10 a.m. EDT
Updated August 27, 2017 6:43 p.m. EDT

— A man died Sunday after a shooting at an apartment complex near Hillsborough Street, officials in Raleigh said.

Around 3:15 a.m., officials responded to a call about a loud party at Vie Apartments, located at 5903 Wolf Glen Court.

As an officer was attempting to locate the party, he found 23-year-old Quentin Quante Judd in a breezeway. Judd had been shot, officials said.

"Someone started shooting, but we just thought it was fireworks or in the neighborhood behind us because it wasn't loud at all," said resident Quinten Winchester.

Judd was transported to to WakeMed, where he died as a result of his injuries.

Friends said Judd was a former basketball player at Shaw University.

As friends, former teammates and loved ones gathered together in shock, those who live nearby were also shaken by his death.

"It's kind of scary because we have friends and girlfriends out here and there are other girls out here who are scared. It's just annoying that something like that is happening so close to us," Winchester said.

The Vie Apartments have made headlines recently as residents complained about dirty apartments. Residents have also complained of "rampant crime" and some said they never walk around the area alone.

"I don't really feel as protected as I should be, especially since I'm going to school and living under my school. I just feel like there should be a lot more security and separation from stuff like that happening," Winchester said. 

Ras Walker said that while his building is usually quiet, he still has concerns.

"What worries me is that I don't really hang out over there but if someone is shooting over here, a stray bullet can come and hit one of us," Walker said.

Police said Judd's death is being investigated as a homicide.