WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Police are looking for a suspect involved in shooting a 15-year-old Wednesday night.
Lt. Blanton of the Wilmington Police Department tells WECT.com that shotspotter technology picked up shots fire in the 600 block of McRae Street in Wilmington. The call came in shortly after 9:30 p.m.
Police say while responding, dispatch received a call saying a subject was shot. The victim said he was walking home when a black jeep started shooting at him.
According to police, he was struck in the ankle by one of the bullets. The victim could not give any further description on the vehicle or the occupants.
Blanton says the teen was taken to the hospital and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
Officers located five shells on McRae St. Two rounds went into 607 McRae St., near the front door. Three rounds struck 609 McRae St.
Angela Cannon was inside her home at 607 McRae St. when the shots were fired, she says she is lucky to be alive.
"It's really concerning, because you can see I was sitting in front of that window, and the bullet holes are right here, two feet over and I would have been shot, for no reason, just for sitting at home," said Cannon. Bullets hit the siding on her home, the porch roof, the porch railings and the home next door.
"It's just out of control, people have no concern for other people's lives and could have shot anyone, it could have been a kid," said Cannon. She says she's lived on the street for four years and this kind of violence is new.
"At this point it's scary," said Cannon. "It's like I ride my bike, I walk do I continue to do these things or do I stop because of the fear?"
She says something needs to be done soon, before something worse happens.
"Something needs to be done, so this kid of stuff stops happening, otherwise somebody innocent is going to get hurt," she said.
Other neighbors say they saw a black jeep in the neighborhood throughout the day. They said the teen was running home when he was reportedly shot in the foot.
Police searched several areas Wednesday night, including the 600 block of McRae Street, the 700 block of N. Eighth Street and Brunswick Street.
Police are looking for a black Jeep in connection to the shooting.
911 calls were released to the media Thursday evening.
In one call you can hear the caller frantically asking for help after the shooting. Another caller reports hearing four or five gun shots in the area.
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