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Raleigh shooting victims identified

Posted June 10, 2008 9:08 p.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2008 11:36 a.m. EDT

— A woman was killed and a man injured in what residents described as a drive-by in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night.

Officers responding to calls about shots fired found a woman lying in the road near South Blount and Lee streets shortly before 8:30 p.m., said Jim Sughrue, a spokesman for Raleigh police. Ryan Nicole Bryant, 21, died from gunshot wounds.

Jermaine Shawon Tyson, 17, was also shot, but his injuries were non-life-threatening, Sughrue said.

Residents told WRAL that the shooting was a drive-by, and the victims were standing on the sidewalk at the intersection when it occurred. Many said they initially thought the gunshots were firecrackers going off.

Bryant  lived on Lee Street. She was the mother of a six-year-old boy, neighbors said.

Police released the names of the victims Wednesday, and Sugrue said the investigation was continuing.