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Triple shooting in north Fayetteville is third in a week

Posted August 25, 2010 5:50 p.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2010 3:46 p.m. EDT

— Police say three people were shot just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at 2306 Edgar St. in Fayetteville.

The shooting victims said they drove to the Hardees restaurant on Country Club Drive before calling police, spokesman Dan Grubb said.

The victims, whose names and ages were not released, were treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Two of the three victims have declined to press charges, Grubb said.

The shooting was gang related, and the incident remains under investigation, Grubb said.

Wednesday's shooting was the third this week in the north side of Fayetteville.

On Monday, Jamaal Demetrius Johnson, 21, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting occurred after a Fayetteville police officer spotted a stolen vehicle on Murchison Road. The driver, later identified as Johnson, refused to stop and jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run, police said.

The officer and Johnson exchanged gunfire, police said. Johnson was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The officer was not injured.

Johnson was being held in the Fayetteville jail under a $60,000 bond on Thursday.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old man told police he was shot during a robbery attempt in the parking lot of University Place Apartments, off Coble Drive and Murchison Road.

A Fayetteville State University spokesman said Tuesday that Bransford Elmore, who was shot in the buttocks, told officers that two men were about to rob him as he approached the breezeway at University Place. He turned and ran, heard gunshots, and realized he was shot.

Elmore, however, told police he might have accidentally fired his own handgun when he reached into his back pocket.

No arrests have been made in that incident.

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