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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for two or three men they believe are responsible for a shooting today in Wilmington.

The shooting happened this morning in the 1000 of Emory Street in the Creekwood Community. Witnesses say it all started when a Toyota Solara pulled over to talk to a man on the street.

“They rolled the window down, and they started talking to the man,” witness Moniquia Burton said.

Witnesses say things quickly escalated Thursday morning on Emory Street between a man and men driving a light blue Toyota Solara.

“They were like something about where is something at,” Burton said. “Then they started pulling out the gun and the man in the shorts was running and he was dodging the bullets and they shot at the car.”

Dispatch says no one was hurt, but a car outside of 1015 Emory Street had several bullet holes. Wilmington Police searched the home, but have not released many details from their investigation.

Burton watched as the scene unfolded.

“I was like, oh my God, I am about to get shot,” Burton said. “I thought it was going to going to bust at the window. I was in there crying. I didn’t even want to come outside.”

Burton says the shooter drove away shortly after firing.

A police officer spotted the car and later found it on Crawdad Court off New Centre Drive.

While police searched for answers in Creekwood, a second police team combed the 4600 block of Crawdad. After searching for about an hour and a half, officers called it quits, but not before impounding the Toyota.

Investigators say the suspects are possibly armed and dangerous.

If have you any information, call Wilmington Police.

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  • Annoyed1

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  • OriginalWilmingtonian

    My heart goes out to the families that are caught up in the poverty struggle. “Life” happens and one should never make a blanket judgment as to how a person ended up there. You would think from reading these responses that living in Creekwood is a “free ride” and a big party. NOTHING in life is free. There is a COST associated with having to live in those conditions. Yes, we ALL make unwise decisions in life… especially as young rebellious adults. I was one of those young adults that made one of MANY mistakes in life. My father raised me single-handedly to the best of his ability and always stressed the importance of an education. And like most teens I rebelled and ended up pregnant at 19 and living in Creekwood. I continued to pursue my education at CFCC & UNCW, working 2 part-time jobs. I was able to save up enough money to relocate out of Creekwood and into a ranch style home on Section 8. Yes, another Gov’t housing program that I am so grateful was in place to help me go to the next level. By the time I had graduated from UNCW, I was married with 3 children and no longer on the system. We are currently homeowners in one of the most expensive cities in NC…. CARY. Who would have thought right? From Creekwood to Cary, NC. It was not an easy journey as a single parent. Yes, I made those mistakes and I made sure that my kids did not pay for my mistakes. There were lots of sacrifices made and family support provided to get me to where I am today. Some are not fortunate to have that same support as I did. Affordable housing is definitely as much needed resource for a lot of people. Don’t say get rid of the housing because of a few bad apples who are wreaking havoc, who may not even reside there.
    Another thing that I’ve learned over the years is that Crime can happen ANYWHERE. Plus I know for a FACT that people living in 3500 sq ft homes are getting government assistance as well. Case in point, a MARRIED white woman with 3 kids lied to the system and said she was separated from her husband in order to get Medicaid to pay for her child birth. She also got wic vouchers and food stamps. I’m not sure what address she told DSS.. but had she given her Clayton address they surely would have denied her. So please don’t think that only the poor take advantage of the system.

  • Guest100

    Why don’t the news outlets just reprint the police report? That way they can’t be biased or accused of being racists. Too easy an simple…

  • Guest45

    so are we looking for 3 white males and what age bracket? are they long haired or bald? If we are going to help look out for them we need just a little bit more info to go on here.

  • Guest2020

    You used the system the way it was intended. You used it to help you for a set period of time as you tried to become responsible for your own future. I know people who needed assistance temporarily because they need short-term assistance. Most people use it as a way of life.

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