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Second student arrested in shooting on N.C. State campus

Whitney Blakeney, 19, a sophomore, becomes the fourth person arrested in a case police believe is gang-related.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State campus police arrested Whitney Blakeney Wednesday in relation to the shooting Monday morning near the Wolf Village apartments.

She is charged with accessory after the fact.

Blakeney, 19, a sophomore at the university, was also charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana, a charge that carries an automatic expulsion from university housing. She has been banned from university property.

Blakeney becomes the fourth person charged in a crime that police believe is gang-related.

Another N.C. State sophomore, Ryan Barnes, 20, and two men, Leroy Barnes Jr., 19, and Terrell Grimes, 16, were charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault. All were in jail under $1 million bonds.

Police said a man was shot in the stomach and a woman shot in the foot while sitting under a campus gazebo early Monday. The believe the man was the target.