NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Two validated gang members are charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in an Ogden neighborhood Monday evening, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
Shyion Jennings, 20, and Freddie Taylor, 20, were both arrested Tuesday and charged with one count each of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and felon conspiracy.
Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff’s office said the shooting happened in the 4800 block of Canetuck Road just before 5 p.m. Monday.
Witnesses told investigators that a white Toyota Camry pulled up to the intersection of Canetuck and Asheton roads and fired several shots at a home on Canetuck Road.
Several rounds hit the home, Brewer said. A man who was inside the home at the time of the shooting was unhurt.
Following the shooting, the Camry sped away from the scene.
Brewer said sheriff’s detectives worked with the Wilmington Police Department to identify the pair as suspects and executed a search warrant at their homes on Lullwater Drive and Dahlia Court. During the search, investigators found the vehicle believed to have been involved in the shooting.
Jennings and Taylor were both given $100,000 bonds.