A 26-year-old man was found fatally wounded by a gunshot early Thursday in the 300 block of North Allen Road, east of downtown, police said.
Sebastian Unique Smith died at WakeMed Hospital after being rushed there by Wake County EMS personnel.
Police initially said they were called about 1:30 a.m. to 334 N. Allen Road, which is the address of Hope House, a community outreach ministry. They said Smith was found outdoors, however, and have not said where in the block he was when they arrived.
A woman who called 911 she she encountered a man with a gun and then heard gunshots.
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“I heard him say that he’s going to shoot up Massey Apartments, and he ran over through Pine Street and started shooting,” she said, according to a recording of the call released Thursday. Massey Apartments are at 207 N. Allen Road, just south of Pine Street.
Police have not publicly named any suspects. Detectives asked anyone with information about the incident to call the police department at 919-435-9610. All calls are confidential, they said.