Woman shot at Wake County social services building

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Woman shot at Wake County social services building
A woman was shot Wednesday at Wake County's primary location for social services and child welfare programs.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman was shot Wednesday at Wake County's primary location for social services and child welfare programs.

It happened around 1 p.m. at the government building on Swinburne Street in East Raleigh near WakeMed Raleigh Campus.

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A witness at the scene told ABC11 she saw two women arguing when one pulled out a gun and shot the other.

"It was one, just one shot," witness Art Lucas said. "After she shot her, she watched her fall to the ground (and then ran off)."

Raleigh Police Department said there is no ongoing threat to the community but did not release any further details about what happened.

Officials with Wake County said counselors will be made available to employees who work at the building and witnessed the shooting.

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