RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — Raleigh police are investigating after a shooting left one man brain dead and three other injured following the downtown Fourth of July fireworks show.
It happened around 10:45 p.m. as people were leaving downtown after attending The Works! event.
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The incident happened near Shaw University, outside a McDonald’s restaurant on S. Wilmington Street and E. South Street.
Police said one of the victims, 18-year-old Raheem Khary Lawrence McAllister, was taken to WakeMed with life-threatening wounds. The three other victims were treated and released.
A family member told ABC11 that McAllister was now “brain dead.” He remains on life support as the family works to donate his organs.
“He was a nice guy. Like everybody was his friend,” said Anajah Caldwell, a friend of McAllister’s, a former Millbrook High School student. “Everybody knew him. That’s why it’s like out of everybody, him, you know? It’s crazy. You know I loved the boy.”
Further details surrounding the shooting have not been released.