Man arrested after up to 30 gunshots fired in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was arrested after as many as 30 gunshots were fired in downtown Raleigh as patrons were exiting nightclubs early Sunday morning, police said.

No one was hurt as between 20 and 30 gunshots were fired around sometime around 2 a.m., according to Raleigh police.


All of the shots were fired in bursts within a very short period of time near the intersection of West and Tucker streets, officials said.

Raleigh police said Sunday afternoon that a person was in custody related to the incident.

The suspect, whose identity was not available Sunday, was arrested soon after the gunfire as police went toward the source of the gunshots and found a man with a gun.

Shell casings were also found in the area, police said.  After police received a search warrant, they found a gun in a nearby car.

The owner of the car was not located and the car was later towed.

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