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Man Shot in Back, Walks to Pizza Hut

Posted August 4, 2007 10:57 p.m. EDT

— A man suffered non-life threatening injuries Saturday night after being shot once in the lower back, according to the Raleigh Watch commander.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot near Clanton Street and Sherman Avenue police said. He then walked to Pizza Hut on Western Boulevard, officials said, and employees called 911.

Authorities said they believe it was a drug-related shooting, because the victim’s story conflicted with witness accounts.

The man was taken to WakeMed, and investigators were on the scene Saturday night trying to gather more information.