RALIEGH, Wake County - Raleigh Police say that 24-year-old Anthony Domonique Lennon was killed in a shooting that police responded to in the 3300 block of Wake Forest Road Friday night.
It happened about 9:45 p.m. outside the Bahama Breeze restaurant.
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Lennon was a safety at ECU from 2011-15
Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots.
"We were sitting and we had finished eating dinner," said Linda Graham, an eyewitness. "And we heard like maybe five to 10 shots, could have been more. And we were looking out, trying to see what was going on, and we saw people running in the parking lot, so they were scattering.
"And then we saw a couple of guys, one running in one direction and the other running in another direction," Graham added.
Graham said she and her party decided to leave the restaurant, and when they went outside, they"walked over to where the ambulance was, and we saw a body on the ground."
The East Carolina Department of Athletics issued the following statement: "East Carolina University, the athletics department and Pirate football program are saddened by the tragic passing of Domonique Lennon. He made a positive impact on many people during his time as a student-athlete at ECU and earned the respect of both his teammates and coaches. We extend our condolences to Domonique's, family, friends and all those who knew and loved him."
Police are still investigating the shooting, anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-4357.