Victim of attempted robbery in Clayton shot in the face

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Monday, January 29, 2024
Clayton police investigating after gunshot victim found at restaurant
Police are working to determine where the shooting happened.

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Clayton Police are investigating after a man who was shot in the face was found in a fast-food restaurant parking lot.

Officers responded about 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the parking lot of Wendy's off US Highway 70 Business and found 22-year-old Nassir Lyndell Ford, of Raleigh inside a car and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ford was taken to WakeMed for treatment. Police did not release his condition.

After an investigation, Clayton officers learned that two or three men approached Ford and attempted to rob him while he was sitting in the car in the 400 block of Commodore Street.

After he was shot, Ford managed to drive away and stopped in the Wendy's parking lot, Clayton Police Chief Greg Tart said in a release Monday. Witnesses told police that the suspects ran from the area after the shooting and left in an unknown vehicle.

Police said the shooting does not appear to be random.

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Anyone with additional information is asked to please call Clayton Police at (919) 553-4611 or the Clayton Police Tip Line at (919) 553-1555. Callers may remain anonymous.

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