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Two people shot near Raleigh's New Bern Avenue

Posted May 20, 2009 4:21 p.m. EDT
Updated May 20, 2009 5:37 p.m. EDT

— Officers were investigating a double shooting Wednesday afternoon near New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

One person was shot in the arm and the other in the leg just before 4 p.m. along the 100 block of Fisher Street, Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

One of the victims ran over to Pettigrew Street after being shot. Officers blocked off streets around the area for a short time to collect evidence.

Paramedics transported the victims by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The names of the victims were not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help to clear cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.