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Shooting reported in Orange County

Friday, October 12, 2012

A shooting is under investigation in Orange County.

Sheriff's deputies were called to Peace Street near Rosewood Cemetery around 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

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When authorities arrived, they found 25-year-old Christopher Paul Carey suffering from several gunshot wounds. He told officials that he had been shot by a passenger in a dark green late-90s model four-door Honda Accord with North Carolina tags that went north on West Hill Avenue and west on Hwy 70. Three men were allegedly in the vehicle.

Carey was taken to a local hospital and was last listed in stable condition.

Authorities said they did not believe the shooting was a random act. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at (919) 644-3050 and ask for Investigator Greg Strowd, Investigator Tony White, or Lt. Randy Hawkins.

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