Washington Shooting

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Shots ring out at a Washington, Beaufort County intersection leaving two people in the hospital.

Police say it happened at Market and 7th just after 5:30 PM. Police say there were no injured people at the scene. Minutes later, that's when police say 19 year old Robert Rafael Clark checked into the Beaufort County Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

Authorities say another unidentified person was also treated for a wrist injury. No suspects have been named at this time. Police ask if any has any information to call crime stoppers.


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  • by Ashley Location: Washington on May 2, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    If anyone wants to stand up and get something started to get this off the streets ill help with it. My future mother in law was murder on that same corner last year the boy that didnt it got 2 cons. life senc. and the wash pd will only sit around there for a few weeks and then thats it.
  • by Mike on May 2, 2008 at 05:22 PM
    The wpd and all other police for matter. chooses to sit a the waterfront and harrass teen agers hanging out just like they allways have.No more protect and serve now its Ignore and run.Take belhaven for example,they sit at the wilco hoping to hand a seat belt ticket out instead of patrolling the trouble areas,simply because it pays better.
  • by Concered Citizen in Greenville Location: Greenville,NC on May 2, 2008 at 04:02 PM
    Part of the problems with areas like this is that not enough people in the community are willing to take action. Not because they dont want to but because of the fear that if the drug dealer or his friends find out who called the police they will retaliate and the police cant protect the residents. So what happens is people mind there business and ignore the drug dealing. What needs to happen is that a larger part of the community needs to take a stance against the crime. A handful of people can make a difference but without the entire communities support it doesnt make a big difference as they will simply relocate to another part of the neighborhood.
  • by s.p Location: washington on May 2, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    I dont think its fair for those who stay in the area who dont bother anyone to have to be around this type of violence. It could have been kids around that could have been victims. I think the police should think twice about where they sit in their unmarked cars. They should be sitting in these types of places.
  • by ??? Location: Washington,NC on May 2, 2008 at 11:51 AM
    The Washington Police Department really needs to focus and step up there intervention strageties to fight crime at this intersection and to also combat the drug activity and gun violence. The WPD may want to explore putting up surveillance cameras and monitoring the traffic in this area which is something similar to ECU P.D., are using. It's going to either be the (surveillance system) to help bring criminals to justice or WPD will act on it as business as usual. This is an issue that can be resolved if the officials from Washington P.D. will seek (funding/grants)from the City Hall and state! Lastly, all of the former good (black) officers WPD had several years ago did an exceptional job with reducing crime and violence in this particular neighborhood. It would really be nice to see those former type officers back in Washington combating crime.(lol)
  • by citizen Location: washington on May 2, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    people around their know who it was. but no one is brave enofe to say anything. but it wasn't a shotgun because thats not what it sounded like. a 9 or 22 hand gun. why don't the police set up a surrvalince area and sit and whatch
  • by raise the taxes Location: washignton on May 2, 2008 at 08:23 AM
    if u want the police to be everywhere all the time...ya cant have someone EVERWHERE.
  • by s.s Location: washington on May 2, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    i think if washington pd can sit at makin tract and in smallwood and the grave yard there can sit on 7th street they got unmark car that peoples dont know about we pay then to sit in smallwood and everywere elef in town are they scare they are call every other days were is the new police chief nobody see him since he been here this town is the sameway since he been here it not going to change at all i think why we need a pd dept for we can do better then they are. they said they cant do anything about it they dont want to we want to see the chife and t.v. people there. there said this is a free country were is it at they want let you said what you want to or print it
  • by want to know Location: bg on May 2, 2008 at 07:11 AM
    to witn; are yall covering the consolidation case that went to court in greenville today? there were bus loads of support 4 school fans going this morning
  • by Savana Location: Washington on May 2, 2008 at 06:58 AM
    I was about a block or two away, at PCM skatepark, when it happened. We didn't hear the shots but someone came and told us that it happened, and of course a few people ran to see it. Hearsay - it was a sawed-off shotgun and they shot somebody in the foot/lower leg. That would also explain the wrist injury to the person shooting.
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