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WAKEFIELD — A report of a body found behind the Wakefield Crossing shopping center startled shop owners Wednesday.
But no one was ever put in harm’s way because the man is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
Raleigh officers first got the call at 8:56 a.m. When they arrived, they found the 70-year-old victim dead in a car. It appears he killed himself the night before, Sughrue added.
Wakefield Crossing is located on New Falls of Neuse Road at Wakefield Pines Drive.
Pending notification of family members, the man’s name was not released by press deadline.