2 hurt in Raleigh shooting; 1 facing drug charges

Gabriel Cortez Peele

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Two men were injured in a shooting in downtown Raleigh Wednesday night and one of the injured is facing drug charges, police said.

The scene of the shooting Wednesday night. Photo by Amy Cutler/WNCN
The scene of the shooting Wednesday night. Photo by Amy Cutler/WNCN

Raleigh Police received a call for a shooting around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Swain Street near Lenoir Street.

Police said that both men were taken to WakeMed for treatment non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

One man, Gabriel Cortez Peele, 25, with a listed address of Washington, North Carolina, was released from the hospital and charged with possession with intent to sell a Schedule II drug and with the manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Peele was within 1,000 feet of Ligon Middle School.

Police said Peele had 7 grams of crack cocaine.

The shooting is still under investigation.

 

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