Man dies following shooting near Food Lion on Poole Road in Raleigh, police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was shot outside a Raleigh grocery store Monday night and later died, according to police.

The incident was reported just after 10:10 p.m. near the Food Lion at 3416 Poole Road, according to Raleigh police.

“Upon arrival, (officers) located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound,” a Raleigh police news release said.

Several evidence markers — typically used to show where gun shells have fallen — were seen outside just in front of the store’s entrance.

The man who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. He later died from his injuries, police said.

The victim has been identified as Trashawn Watkins, 19.

This is the second shooting along Poole Road on Monday night. A man was wounded in a shooting just before 8 p.m. at the corner of Poole Road and Russ Street, which is 2 miles from the Food Lion.

The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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