Woman, baby hurt when shots fired at car in Raleigh

08/19/2014 8:20 AM

08/19/2014 3:33 PM

A woman and a 10-month-old baby were hurt late Monday when two men shot at a man in the driver’s seat of a car in which the woman and baby were sitting, police said.

A bullet hit the woman in her right shoulder, police said. The baby had cuts on her head that police said they believe were caused by flying glass.

The injuries were not considered life threatening.

The incident happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Courtney Lane, near Louisburg Road in Northeast Raleigh, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue.

A man in the driver’s seat was the intended target of two assailants, police said.

They said the man, who was unhurt, had set up a meeting at the location, but they did not disclose its purpose.

Police did not release the names of anyone involved.

The two men police believe carried out the attack were described as black, one 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall and the other 6 feet to 6 foot 2 inches.

The shorter man appeared to weigh about 200 pounds, had dreadlocks, was shirtless and may have been driving a dark blue Chrysler 300, police said. He was said to have a dark complexion.

The only additional information about the taller suspect was that he wore a fitted T-shirt.

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