UPDATE: Investigation inconclusive with shooting claim
The shooting happened near 5501 Blue Clay Road. According to Sgt. Brewer with the Sheriff's Department two juveniles shot at a truck following a dispute.
Two juveniles stopped and shot at the man in his pickup.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Deputies from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office investigated a possible shooting that happened near Castle Hayne Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened off a dirt road near 5501 Blue Clay Road. Sgt. Brewer with the Sheriff's Office said two juveniles were caught vandalizing a an 18-wheeler rig around 10:00 Wednesday morning. The owner caught the pair and they ran off into the woods.
Later in the afternoon around 3:00, the two juveniles returned and attempted to steal the battery off of the same rig they vandalized earlier in the day.
The owner chased them in his pickup truck down a dirt road. The two juveniles then fled into the woods again when the man chasing them reported hearing a gunshot. He then stopped his pursuit and called 911.
Deputies set up a perimeter in the area to search for shell casings or bullet holes. The investigation has not turned up any signs that a shooting occurred according to Brewer.