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SUV shoot-out in Fayetteville parking lot injures one

Posted April 29, 2012 9:17 p.m. EDT
Updated April 30, 2012 9:23 a.m. EDT

— People in two vehicles exchanged gunfire in the parking lot of a Fayetteville Food Lion Sunday afternoon, wounding a 17-year-old in the arm, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the supermarket in the 4100 block of Raeford Road shortly after 5 p.m. to investigate reports that people inside two SUVs were shooting at each other.

Minutes later, the victim was dropped off at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left bicep. 

The victim told police that he was traveling on Ireland Drive in a light-colored SUV when a dark-colored SUV pulled up behind it, and someone started shooting. Both SUVs pulled into the Food Lion lot, where the victim realized he had been shot and asked to be taken to the hospital.

The victim said the shooter might have been traveling in a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mariner.

No other details were released.