Witnesses say up to 12 shots fired during armed robbery at Raleigh business park

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police are investigating an armed robbery after shots were fired in a business park.

It happened around 5 p.m. along the 2000 block of Progress Court, which is just off Whitaker Mill Drive.

Investigators said one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The injury was not due to a “blunt object,” not a bullet, police said.

Some witnesses said they heard as many as a dozen gunshots, then saw a truck leave the parking lot and run a red light on Wake Forest Road.

One witness, who asked not to be identified, was in the parking lot setting up for a corporate event with his son when they heard gunfire.

“We were in the parking lot probably 100 feet away and we heard probably seven shots fired. I looked over saw a truck, saw a guy outside, and saw smoke everywhere,” he said.

The man said he and his son ran to safety. They were unsure where the shooter was headed.

“We were worried. There were other people outside, so we went in the building and locked the door just in case it made it was our way,” he said.

The crime unfolded at a busy time in the business park with students going into the music school next door, patients heading into a nearby physical therapist’s office, and a holiday party going on feet away.

“There were a lot of people around. It was still daylight outside. You’re not expecting something to happen,” he said.

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