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Suspects still at large after Creekwood shooting


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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