WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Creekwood residents have not been strangers to the story of violence in their neighborhood. Today, many said they saw a much greater law enforcement response than usual.
Earlier today the neighborhood was on lockdown and no one could come in or out by car, which displaced some residents.
Although folks we talked with would not say if they witnessed the shooting or if they saw the suspect run, they did have one clear message. They say they are extremely upset that when one of their own is shot there is not this kind of police presence.
“They let all these other shootings go down, but they don’t come like this right here, this strong. Now they come up in here like they from Iraq or something hanging out the doors and stuff. That’s not right,” said Eugenie, who would not give her last name and whose daughter lives in Creekwood. “You can use our taxpayer money to do this right here, but you can’t come out here for the other shootings like that. That’s not fair.”
Another concern for a lot of parents here was getting their kids from school. At about 3 p.m. school buses started dropping kids off at the top of the neighborhood. When those buses entered into the neighbors they were shadowed by law enforcement.