- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Wichita Drive, the street where a fight among several teenagers escalated into gunfire Friday afternoon, is a relatively quiet street.

Few residents answered their doors Monday on the 5100 block of the neighborhood, where two teenage residents were shot in the fight.

Those who did said the neighborhood isn’t a bad one, but declined to give their names.

After Friday’s shooting, one neighbor said there was a drug house on the street from which trouble stems.

A relative of the victims who did not want to be identified by name said that no one sells drugs in their home, which is opened up for his son and nephew to bring friends over to play video games and stay out of trouble.

The shooting, he said, stemmed from previous fights between the victims and others involved.

Friday’s incident, he said, began when he stopped in the Ponderosa Apartments to check on a friend who had had a medical procedure on his eye.

His son, nephew and niece were in the car, and made contact with at least one of the people they had fought.

They were followed from the apartments to their home, where the fight took place in the front yard, culminating in the shooting of Ketro Lemance Davis, 19, and Marques Baldwin, 17.

Baldwin, who was shot in the leg, was released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center later that day, and Baldwin, who was shot near his groin, is expected to be released today.

Fayetteville police are looking for Devoire Donique Trail Nash, 18, in relation to the shooting.

Nash has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. His last known address was the 1700 block of Doyle Court.

Officer Antoine Kincade with city police said Monday there are no new developments in the investigation.

Since the first of the year, police have received 16 calls for incidents on Wichita Drive, ranging from nonviolent domestic disputes to an assault, a robbery and three reports of shots fired, two of which were unfounded, according to Kincade, a department spokesman.

The 16 calls, he said in an email, “for that much of an area is not a lot, especially for an almost 8-month period of time.”

In January, Zachary Juan Carter, 21, was shot after a disturbance at the intersection of Wichita and Longhorn drives, an incident that police said was not random.

A murder on the street several years ago remains unsolved.

Weldon Baker was shot when he happened upon a robbery as he was moving out of the Ponderosa Apartments on the northern end of Wichita Drive, near Santa Fe Drive.

The retired Army sergeant, then 47, was struck in the femoral artery and died despite attempts by his wife to revive him.

A $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two suspects was authorized by Gov. Bev Perdue in 2009, but to no avail.

The relative of Friday’s shooting victims said at least two people have been shot on the street since he moved into the home to take care of his grandfather nearly three years ago.

“How did this house cause all these problems,” he asked, “when the problem was already here?”

Staff writer Paige Rentz can be reached at [email protected] or 486-2728.

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