NC State student not guilty in shooting

April 9, 2008 6:10:15 PM PDT
A Wake County jury has found a former NC State student not guilty in the shooting of his two neighbors last year.

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.