FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — A community is speaking out after three people were shot dead and two others seriously injured in Fayetteville Saturday night.
Everything happened all around, according to the Fayetteville Police Department 8:50 p.m. in the Baymont Ramada parking lot Hotel at 1707 Owen Drive.
People living in the area said they would send their condolences to the families – but that’s the way it is.
“It’s not surprising — that’s the way it is out here,” Keshia Brown said. “It’s unfortunate, you know, we’re praying for the families, but that’s the way it is out here.”
When police and medical personnel arrived, they initially found four people who had been shot. One man died instantly and another was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died. Police said just after 11:30 p.m. that a third person also died at a hospital.
Some time later, a fifth victim was discovered and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Natasha Surry said she believes the hotel is just a hotspot for bad activity.
Reflecting on an experience, she said she would never stay there again.
“I’ve been out there before and actually had to call the police if I stayed there because there was a lot of commotion outside the window. And when I checked, it was a confrontation between two people that night, so I never stayed there again,” Surry said.
She said she believes some areas are unsafe for people in the community and others agree.
“It scares you to go to certain areas just to hear, ‘There was a shooting last night.’ But I came and I walk in faith, not in fear,” said a Fayetteville native who chose not to give her name.
Another Fayetteville native who also chose not to identify himself said he was concerned for the safety of his children.
“I was really surprised to hear that. I’m literally a half mile or two blocks from here and I have kids who run around the neighborhood all the time. It was really a bit crazy,” the man said.
Brown said she doesn’t have an answer to solve the gun violence problem, but she believes it starts at home.
“I just crave knowledge… wisdom… you know. But it just starts in the houses, I guess,” Brown said.
The identities of the three victims were not released and no arrests were made.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Fayetteville Police Department Detective R. Vernon at (910) 729-2525 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
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