WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Residents experienced a scary situation Thursday as a shooting that injured one sheriff's deputy shut down the Creekwood community.
People who live in the community said the shooting caused quite a commotion throughout the day.
"It is a mess," said one resident who wished to remain anonymous.
"This whole situation is crazy," the resident continued. "If they had handled it better than they did, it would have been better," the resident said about law enforcement's response.
Tiffany Israel, said the investigation made it very difficult for her to get into the neighborhood retrieve her children after school.
"They shutting the places down. My kids got off the bus. The bus could get in, but I couldn't get in and I had to walk to get my kids. And I didn't think that was right at all," explained Israel.
Israel criticized law enforcement for their heavy presence in the neighborhood.
"Y'all willing to hold and shut things down from us because one of your men got shot? That's not fair," said Israel.
Law enforcement kept a heavy presence in the neighborhood until 7 p.m. when they began to disperse. The shooting suspect is still at-large.
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