Have you seen them? Raleigh police seek to ID people linked to EMS worker’s shooting

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police are asking for help identifying people they believe are connected to the shooting of an EMS worker during a Juneteenth celebration at a Raleigh park on Saturday.

The incident was reported just after 6:45 p.m. at Roberts Park in the 1300 block of East Martin Street, according to a news release from Raleigh police.

When police arrived, they found the man, who is a Wake County paramedic, suffering from a gunshot wound. An ambulance was also hit by gunfire, officials said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said his injury was a graze wound and it was not life-threatening.

A Wake County EMS crew was at the park at 6:45 p.m. responding to a call to help a person who had fallen down, according to a news release from Wake County spokeswoman Dara Demi.

When the crew heard gunfire, they hid behind an ambulance, she said.

“As our EMS crew members attempted to take cover behind the ambulance, a bullet struck one of the paramedics,” the news release said.

The paramedic was released from the hospital by 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Demi.

On Monday, Raleigh police released images of people they said are connected to the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers at 919-834-HELP.

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