Family reacts to daughter's shooting

Anthony Villaroel (Image courtesy Raleigh Police Department)

April 28, 2012 9:04:42 PM PDT
On Saturday, the family of 23-year-old Nancy Pedraza said they fear their daughter is paralyzed, as she remains in critical condition.

They also said Pedraza was dating her alleged shooter, 23-year-old Anthony Villaroel.

Police swarmed a condo community in the 4900 block of Hollenden Drive, just off of New Hope Church Road in Raleigh, Friday night in response to the shooting.

Officials said Pedraza was shot just before 10 p.m. in the spine and at close range inside of a Jeep Cherokee.

Family said Pedraza owns the vehicle.

Police said Villaroel is homeless and have charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

They also said Villaroel has a history of charges including assault on a female, disorderly conduct, and drug possession.

Pedraza's family visited the scene of the shooting on Saturday, as neighbors began to react to the news.

"It's not something good that I want to see because I thought it was a nice neighborhood when me and my husband got this condo," said Serita Baldwin. "I hope it continues to be safe. I hope they do something about it."

Villaroel is being held in the Wake County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

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