Another shooting in Washington near a familiar place

Published 11:56 pm Monday, May 19, 2008

By Staff
Deputies with long guns at scene at corner of 7th and Market streets
Senior Reporter
It almost seems to be occurring regularly near the corner of West Seventh and North Market streets in Washington.
A woman was wounded near there Saturday night by a gunshot, according to the Washington Police Department.
The incident occurred somewhere near Market Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.
During this time, traffic along North Market Street between Seventh Street and Eighth Street was slowed by marked patrol vehicles parked on both sides of the street with blue lights flashing. The vehicles were from the Washington Police Department, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Included in the mix of about a dozen law enforcement vehicles were a few unmarked vehicles.
Two deputies were standing guard with long guns at the corner of West Seventh and North Market streets as pedestrians were passing by, as bystanders were scoping the scene and as residents were standing and sitting on their porches or stoops.
The victim was treated and released from hospital, according to the police department.
According to Chrismon, the names of the people involved are not being released now because the investigation is still in progress.
If anyone has information about this incident, the Washington Police Department asks that detective Jesse Dickinson be contacted at 946-1444.
Saturday night marked the second time this month that a gunshot victim had come out of the area near the corner of West Seventh and North Market streets.
On May 1, Robert Rafael Clark, 19, of West Eighth Street, Washington, suffered a wound to the lower leg in an incident at that corner.
A deadlier outcome happened at that corner on Feb. 19, 2007. Patricia Brooks Clark of Washington was murdered while she was sitting in her car at that corner. Her assailant, Kam Montrell Parker of Washington, pleaded guilty in April to her murder. He is incarcerated for life by the N.C. Department of Correction resulting from his murder plea in this case and for his plea of guilty for his involvement in another murder.