Raleigh man shot while sitting on front porch

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A Raleigh man is recovering after he was shot twice while sitting on his front porch.

Two masked men who shot a man on the porch of his Northwest Raleigh home last week are still on the loose.

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Neighbors in the Stonehenge area near Creedmoor and Sawmill roads say they heard gunshots not long after midnight on September 28.

Minutes later, police received a 911 call from a person at the house with the victim.

The unidentified caller sounds panicked saying, "He was sitting on the porch and they came up and shot him. I don't know if someone is still out here."

When the dispatcher asked him to describe the men, he relayed information from the victim saying, "It was two muggers, a black one and a white one."

He went on to say that the only information the victim had was that the men were wearing masks.

The victim was shot in the thigh and upper chest; wounds that could have been deadly but fortunately were not.

Several neighbors said there has been a rash of thefts from cars in the neighborhood recently but nothing this violent.

A neighbor who didn't want to be identified told ABC 11, "I just have this gut feeling that maybe he saw something that they didn't want him to see, and they accosted him."

That same neighbor also said, "We haven't heard anything really from the police, and I would feel better personally if I just knew what the reason was."

The victim didn't want to be identified but did speak to ABC11 by phone.

He said his recovery will require at least one more surgery.

If you have any information on the crimes in this area, you're urged to report tips to Raleigh Crimestoppers. Tips are anonymous and you may receive a cash reward for information leading to arrests and convictions.
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