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Brother of Bank Shooting Victim: 'People Have No Regard for Human Life'

Posted June 17, 2007 2:17 p.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2007 12:05 p.m. EDT

— The brother of the woman who was shot and robbed at a Cary bank Sunday afternoon is speaking out about his sister's attack.

“[My sister] heard the pop and saw the fire but didn’t realize she’d been shot until she looked at her yellow pants and they were red,” said James Pinnix.

His sister, whose name has not been released, was robbed in broad daylight as she and two co-workers went to a Bank of America ATM to make a deposit.

Police said the shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m. at 801 Southeast Maynard Road, across from the Cary Towne Center mall.

That’s when a man ran up behind Pinnix’s sister, robbed her, shot her and ran across the street to a getaway car where another man was waiting.

Before paramedics took her to WakeMed, she called her brother’s cell phone.

“I couldn’t understand what she was saying, and she said, ‘I’ve been shot! I’ve been shot!’ Then a Cary policeman took the phone,” Pinnix said.

His sister underwent surgery and is in stable condition, police said.

“It tells you that people have no regard for human life,” Pinnix said.

Officials said they are continuing to search for the two suspects who fled in a car with New York license plates.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a black man described a tall and skinny, apparently in his early 30s, with a short beard and wearing black pants and black shirt. After the shooting, the suspect ran across the street to the mall and fled in a red sedan driven by a white man, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4017 or crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME (2746).

Until someone comes forward with more information, investigators say the two men should be considered armed and dangerous.