4 shot in downtown Raleigh after Fourth of July fireworks; 1 seriously injured

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Four people were shot in downtown Raleigh on the Fourth of July about an hour after fireworks ended, officials said.

UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested in deadly shooting after Raleigh fireworks, police say


First responders were called to the area of S. Wilmington Street and E. South Street around 10:45 p.m. The location of the shooting was by the McDonald’s close to City Center.

Raleigh police said four people were taken to WakeMed following the shooting. One of the victims, 18-year-old Raheem Khary Lawrence McAllister, suffered a life-threatening wound and was transported to WakeMed, police said. Three other victims were transported to the hospital and released.

Raleigh police said they did not have any suspect or suspects identified and were working through the rain to preserve evidence.

Witnesses told CBS North Carolina that they heard gunshots near E. South Street and Blount Street.

Police had several portions of streets blocked off including all the way to Salisbury Street and Lenoir Street. The scene was still active as of 5:15 a.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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