1 taken to hospital as gunshots fired at Cary shopping center

Wake County News

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Cary police are investigating after a man was injured Sunday afternoon in relation to a report of shots fired outside of a business near a Wake Tech campus.

Cary officers responded to 3450 Kildaire Farm Rd. around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The scene was outside Thai Lotus restaurant in a shopping center that is also home to the Wake Technical Community College Western Wake Campus.

A man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Cary police spokesperson Lt. John Reeves.

“I couldn’t believe it because this is such a quiet area and never had any kind of violence that I can recall,” said Lulane Chasteen of Cary.

Reeves was unable to confirm how the man was injured, however.

Seven evidence markers — typically used to indicated gun shell placement — were seen on the pavement of the parking lot.

Several windows were shattered by gunfire at the Thai Lotus restaurant. At least two vehicles were also hit by gunfire.

“People have just decided not to use common sense and talk to one another rather than at one another. People have just taken different ways to express their anger which is unfortunate, it’s sad,” said Cary resident James White.

The Thai Lotus restaurant is not expected to reopen until Wednesday. Cary police are actively investigating the incident.

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