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Two people shot and killed while tailgating at NCSU


I give up. This board is too hard to understand.
If you're headed to Raleigh in a couple of weeks be careful while tailgating. You need to register to follow the link so I cut and pasted the story.


2 shot, killed outside N.C. State football game

12:47 AM EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2004
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Two young men – one a Marine Corps officer – were shot to death Saturday while tailgating before North Carolina State University's season-opening football game, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.

One victim was dead at the scene and the other died at a hospital, Harrison said.

The victims were identified as Kevin M. McCann, 23, of Chicago, and 2nd Lt. Brett Johnson Harman, 23, of Park Ridge, Ill. Deputies don't know where Harman was based, a sheriff's department spokeswoman said.

Neither were N.C. State students. Both men were in their 20s, Harrison said.

Investigators were searching for two brothers who were wanted for questioning. They were N.C. State student Timothy Wayne Johnson, 22, and Tony Harrell Johnson, 20. Each of the men had addresses in Raleigh and Tarboro.

They were believed to be driving a dark green Chrysler Cirrus with license tag number RSJ 7522, investigators said.

Authorities were called to the scene of the shooting about 6 p.m., the same time as N.C. State kicked off against Richmond, Harrison said.

Witnesses said a fistfight preceded the incident. Harrison said he suspected alcohol consumption contributed to the motive behind the shooting.

Brian Smith, 31, of Raleigh, said he saw a man with shaggy blond hair suffer a beating about an hour before the shooting. He was beaten by a pair of young men who objected to his reckless driving along the parking lot's dirt roads packed with football fans.

The men, who had been tossing a football, pulled the blond-haired man from his car and pushed his head into the dirt, Smith said.

The blond-haired man left in his car, shouting curses and vowing revenge, Smith said.

The blond-haired man returned and asked Smith where to find the men who had beat him.

Smith said he pointed in the direction of where the victims were. Smith said the man told him, "I have a .38 Smith & Wesson for them." Smith said the man appeared intoxicated.

Gunshots rang out a short time later.

Smith said he ran to the shooting scene and found one victim wounded in the face, the other in the upper torso.

"My reaction is that I got two guys killed," Smith said.

The second suspect drove the gunman from the scene, Smith said.

Another witness, Trent Johnson of Raleigh, told The News & Observer of Raleigh he thought he'd heard a propane tank explode. Johnson said he ran over and saw the men on the ground, one bleeding from the neck.

"Who shoots people when they're tailgating?" Johnson said.