1 man shot in Food Lion parking lot in Raleigh shopping center

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023
1 man shot in Food Lion parking lot in Raleigh shopping center
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A shooting is under investigation at a popular shopping center in north Raleigh.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A shooting is under investigation at a popular shopping center in north Raleigh.

Chopper 11 flew over the scene shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday. It happened near the Food Lion in the Greystone Village Shopping Center near the Lead Mine Road and Sawmill Road intersection.

Investigators roped off a section of the parking lot outside the Food Lion and focused their investigation on a dark-colored SUV parked there.

Raleigh Police Department said the man was shot shortly after 5 p.m. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

It remains unclear what caused the shooting or if anyone is in custody. However, RPD did say there was no ongoing threat to the community.

Sherry Anderson was eating inside a nearby Chinese restaurant when she heard two gunshots

"I live in the neighborhood, this is my Chinese restaurant, that's my pharmacy that way -- just about every month I'm here so it's really disconcerting that something like this happened," Anderson said. "It's a pretty upscale neighborhood but yes, I'm really shocked."

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Hannah Kunkel had come out to get ice cream with her family.

"You hear about it -- often," Kunkel said. "It's always being talked about as it should be -- gun violence and the safety you feel. And when it's this close to home, I think it makes you feel like no one is immune to it, families, kids. It can happen at Food Lion, it can happen anywhere."