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Police probe drive-by shooting in Fuquay-Varina neighborhood

At about 2:50 p.m. Sunday, shots were fired outside of a house at 801 Pittsboro St. A teenager was hit by a bullet and transported to WakeMed.

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Police are investigating after an apparent drive-by shooting in a Fuquay-Varina neighborhood.

It happened at about 2:50 p.m. Sunday outside of a house at 801 Pittsboro St.

Lonnie Richardson said he, his grandson and his grandson's friend were outside his home when at least two cars pulled up.

"They just stopped and looked at me, looked at me, looked at my grandson and said, ‘What you want to do, what you doing,’” Richardson said.

Richardson said he went inside the house. The men inside the vehicles, he said, starting firing then. The bullets went through the walls and windows.

"It was some heavy shooting, just like an army. It was real scary,” Richardson said.

Burce Antonio Douglas, 18, the friend of Richardson's grandson, was shot in the thigh. Douglas was transported to WakeMed for treatment.

Witnesses said approximately 10 shots were fired. Five bullet holes hit the Richardson residence, police said

Neighbor Robert Blue was home with his young son and wife when the shots rang out. He said he became suspicious after seeing three vehicles with young men slowly driving by the house.

"I went to my front living room, and I heard the gunshots. And I looked out the door and saw one guy firing back at the house. I came back in to make sure they (his family) were alright,” Blue said.

The vehicles involved in the shooting were last seen driving away on Alderleaf Drive.

Richardson's grandson, Mario Jones, was taken into custody for interfering with the investigation. He was issued a citation and later released.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at 919-552-3191.


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