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April 15, 2021

Victim identified in weekend Waffle House shooting

SALISBURY — Police continue to search for the gunman in the shooting of a man after a fight early Sunday morning at Waffle House.

Dundrielle Lafrank Blakeney, 40, remains in critical but stable condition, according to authorities.

Police say sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday, Blakeney was arguing with another man inside the Waffle House resturant at 501 E. Innes St. The man pulled out a gun and shot Blakeney multiple times.

Blakeney was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and had surgery, police said.

Lt. Greg Beam of the Salisbury Police Department said according to surveillance video, a women tried to break up the fight.

Other customers were in the restaurant at the time, but no one else was injured.

Blakeney and the suspect argued for about five to 10 minutes before the shooting, according to police.

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