- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina prosecutor has asked state and federal investigators to help determine if a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran was fatally shot because he supported Donald Trump. However, the local sheriff says there’s no evidence yet to connect the drive-by shooting to the campaign sign in the victim’s yard.

Vance County Sheriff Peter White says Raymond Harrell died at a Durham hospital Tuesday, nearly a month after he was shot while standing in his doorway. The bullet struck near his rib cage.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (https://bit.ly/2g8fZK8 ) that District Attorney Michael Waters wants the case reviewed as a possible hate crime.

No one has been arrested. White says “we don’t have anything to indicate that the Trump sign was the reason.”

The initial police report doesn’t mention a Trump sign.


Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com

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