15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night.

Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort.

“Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. You know it was a whole lot of bang, bang, bangs,” Angela Cannon said.

Cannon was sitting next to the window of her McRae St. home Wednesday night when she heard gunshots.

“I was sitting right there, and two more feet it would have been me,” she said.

She says two bullets hit the front of her house next to the window: one in the ceiling of her porch, and one on the rails.

“Somebody innocent is going to get killed soon, because it’s just escalating,” Cannon said.

Neighbors say a Jeep Cherokee was circling the neighborhood all day Wednesday flashing its lights. They say flashing lights are a symbol used my gangs to warn something is coming.

“You don’t know who to be careful about, but it obviously doesn’t matter, because it’s going to come and find you anyways,” Cannon said.

But Cannon says she is not worried the violence will find her again.

“I am not going to alter my life based on fear,” Cannon said. “I am not going to be fearful that this might happen again.”

Neighbors who did not want to go on camera say they saw the victim on crutches and in a cast this morning. Police say he could only describe the shooter as wearing black and in a black Jeep.

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