NC State student not guilty in shooting

RALEIGH

23-year-old Mark Irwin was accused of shooting two men last January.

One of the victims, Chris Barber, spoke to Eyewitness News.

His half-brother was also seriously wounded, but during the trial Irwin claimed he fired a shotgun in self defense. The jury believed him.

Wednesday afternoon, the jury acquitted Irwin of two charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

However, they were deadlocked on two other charges and the judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutors will not say if they will retry Irwin on those two other charges.

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