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Search continues for man who fired AK-47 into home

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A shooting in New Hanover County has deputies looking for a man with a powerful weapon. Sheriff's deputies say what started as a group of people hanging out led to an argument around midnight at 104 Fawn Street in Castle Hayne. But it didn't stop there.

"There was a slight scuffle at the house from what we were told, then slightly thereafter the gentleman discharged a fire arm into the home," said New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer.

One of the bullets went through the wall. Deputies say Tonia Brown was inside. They say one of the bullets hit her in the side of the head or the neck.

Investigators say 20-year-old Jenouri Arquay Roberts used an AK-47 assault rifle. We wanted to see an AK-47, so we went to a gun store. It is a no-nonsense weapon, but they are available to the public as long as you are at least 18 years old and pass a background check. The bullets for the AK 47 are much larger than those used in a nine-millimeter handgun.

As for the Roberts, deputies and police set up a perimeter and even used a helicopter to try and find him, but he managed to get away. If you know where he is, call the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4161.

Relatives expected Brown to be released from the hospital.

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