COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Yellow tape surrounded the Columbus County home today where deputies say two men were shot and one died last night.
The brother of the surviving victim, who was one of the first to arrive after the shooting, says he knows who did it and caught them on camera.
“I already know who you are, and I’m going to get you,” Tim Sasser said.
Sasser says he knows who the attackers are thanks to a surveillance camera on his brother’s porch.
Columbus County deputies say just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, they got a call of shots fired at 332 Shug Norris Road near Tabor City. When they arrived they found Lee Wright, 20, dead and Johnathan Long, 25, with several gunshot wounds.
Long’s brother says he was just down the street when he heard the gunshots.
“I heard like about seven, eight, nine gunshots go off down the road at my brother’s, and I knew something wasn’t right, because there shouldn’t be no gunshots going off,” Sasser said.
He says he ran to see what was wrong.
“I seen several people running out of his house and (they) jumped in the minivan,” he said.
Sasser says he narrowly missed becoming a victim himself. He says when the suspects left, they shot at him as well.
“They come down the highway towards me coming this way, and so they started shooting out the window at me,” Sasser said.
They missed, but when he ran to his brother’s house, he discovered Long and Wright were not as lucky.
“I found my brother laying down, not moving or nothing next to the front door with bullet holes,” Sasser said. “I seen he had a bullet hole in one shoulder, and I thought he had one in the other shoulder, and I started trying to press on them, and then his shirt pulled down, and I see he had one in the throat.”
Investigators have taken the surveillance video from the home. They say they are tracking down several witnesses.
Long’s family tells us he is in critical condition at a hospital in South Carolina.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office asked that anyone with information about this crime to call (910) 642-6551.