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Two injured after a shooting at local Raleigh restaurant

RALEIGH, N.C – Two people have non-life threatening injuries after a shooting at a local Raleigh restaurant.   Raleigh Police responded to a shooting call shortly before 2 a.m. at the Red Bowl Asian Bistro located in the Plantation Point Shopping Center, just off Capital Blvd.   Police are currently investigating exactly how the shooting happened. No arrests have been made.  We will update this story as more information becomes available.

 

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C – A pedestrian was struck and killed last night after being struck by a vehicle.

According to Fayetteville Police, they responded to a report of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Ramsey Street and Meadowcroft Drive.

Fayetteville Police say the preliminary investigation reveals that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Ramsey Street when the pedestrian was struck by a 1999 Toyota traveling north on Ramsey Street.  The pedestrian was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.  The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries from the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Fayetteville Police’s traffic unit at 910-433-1830 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS.

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Franklin County deputies simulate school shooting response

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Schools across the country are taking action in case they ever find themselves in the path of a gunman.

On Saturday the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office led an active shooter drill and multiple agencies from across the state took part.

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In the simulated incident, tensions ran high at Long Mill Elementary on Saturday as law enforcement officers swarmed the school determined to rescue students and teachers from a masked gunman.

It’s just a drill, but the officers treated the mission like the real deal.

“You always feel more at ease when you have the training so you know what to do,” said Kent Winstead, Franklin County Sheriff. “You go back to muscle memory when you get into an actual situation in your training.”

Winstead says they started training for this two years ago. He says it’s a new type of training and his department is the first in the state to use it.

“We’re ahead of the curve,” said Winstead. “We’re just proactive. We want to be prepared in case anything happens.”

Law enforcement, paramedics, and even teachers took part in three different scenarios.

Teachers who played the victims in this active shooter drill told CBS North Carolina that even though they knew it wasn’t real, it was still a terrifying experience.

“I actually screamed for real when the gunshots started going off,” said Nicole Marshall, a first grade teacher at Long Mill Elementary. “It’s very loud. It was scary. I feel like I could be a calming presence to other staff members who don’t know that they’re not gonna come in and help you right away, you’re gonna have to wait for that, but everything is gonna be OK and EMS is on the way.”

CBS North Carolina could not bring cameras inside the school during the training because Winstead says it’s important for the tactics to remain a secret.

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$2.5 million bond for NC man after 25 child porn videos found, deputies say

SNOW CAMP, N.C. (WFMY) — Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man accused of having 25 videos of child pornography in his home in Snow Camp.

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S. Dexter Ray, 60, was charged Friday with 25 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities said. He is in jail on a $2.5 million bond.

Randy Jones, the spokesman for the sheriff’s office, says deputies searched Ray’s home after they received a report of a child sex offense in September.

It wasn’t clear if Ray was involved in that reported sex offense and Jones did not say if the victim of that offense was found in one of Ray’s videos.

The sheriff’s office said during the search, multiple electronic devices and media storage units were seized.

Deputies say the evidence was submitted to the FBI due to complicated encryptions.

The FBI found 25 videos of child porn on Ray’s devices. He was arrested on Friday.

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Man tried to kidnap girl at NC Christmas show, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — An attempted kidnapping investigation is underway after a man tried to walk off with an 11-year-old girl in Charlotte Saturday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Briar Creek Road inside the Southern Christmas Show.

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Police say the 11-year-old female was walking with her family when a man approached her and tried to walk off with her.

Witnesses approached the man, he released his grip on the child and then fled the area.

The child was not injured during the incident.

The man is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and a red beanie. He was accompanied by a female who was pushing a stroller.

CMPD plans to increase security at the show.

No further information has been released as this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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