Resident shot during Fayetteville apartment break-in

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A resident was shot when several suspects broke into his apartment.

Officers are investigating after a man was shot inside a Fayetteville apartment on Thursday.

Fayetteville police officers responded to a shooting in the 3500 block of Carlson Bay Circle around 4:35 p.m.

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The victim was inside his third-floor apartment in the Carlson Bay apartment complex several when unknown suspects entered the home and started shooting, police said.

Fayetteville Police investigate shooting at apartment

Authorities said the victim, 30-year-old David Dotson, was struck multiple times. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Dotson was apparently alone in the apartment when the break-in happened, police said.
Police have not released any information about a motive but told ABC11 that this does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Investigators think the suspect or suspects may have left the scene in a red Chevrolet Traverse with a dark tint (pictured below).

Vehicle of interest in Fayetteville shooting

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Detective G. Watson with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 303-9554, or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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