03/03/11 146 W, 2 I - + 3 - 5 Stray Bullet Narrowly Misses Sleeping Raleigh Firefighter

Evening update. WRAL now reports that said stray bullet struck the sleeping quarters at Station 2, pierced the base of a window, and missed sleeping firefighter Will Smith by six inches! The exact path of the bullet is described as "through the fire station window, over the bed where Smith was sleeping, through the wall next to his bed, then through an open door and down the hallway before richoeting off a concrete wall." Yikes!

WRAL photo
The perils of working the south side? As this WRAL story reports, a fight at a business in the 2600 block of South Saunders Street about 1 a.m. this morning resulted in a bullet striking nearby Fire Station 2. Or from the looks of this picture, it might have struck the old shop building, which now houses Haz-Mat 1.

WRAL photo

I am VERY glad Will was not injured. I’m no ballistics expert, but it seems this shot came from a much closer range than across the street. Again, I am VERY, VERY relieved my friends at FS#2 were not hurt.
A.C. Rich - 03/03/11 - 23:50

Thoughts and prayers to the boys at Engine 2….you hear the war stories of Police chases behind #7 yada, yada, yada. Will, not sure if you visit here, but keep doing what you’re doing Bro because you have a few Angels up there looking out for you. Glad Will, and all of the Brothers, went home safe….
Silver - 03/04/11 - 00:36

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