The Carrboro Police Department is investigating two shootings that occurred within the Town of Carrboro over the weekend.
The first shooting occurred in the parking lot of Carrboro Plaza, 104 NC 54, on Saturday, Dec. 4, around 7:35 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a subject shot and upon arrival, found one victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to UNC Hospital and treated. It was determined that the victim and the suspect were involved in some type of altercation when the suspect produced a firearm and shot the victim. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle. As they were leaving, a third person that was with the victim fired multiple shots at the fleeing suspect. At least one of the shots he fired hit a vehicle belonging to a person completely unrelated to the altercation. No other injuries were reported.
This appears to be an isolated incident, and we do not believe there is an on-going threat to the public. If you have additional information on this incident, please contact INV Jordan Armstrong with the Carrboro Police Department at (919) 918-7417, or Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.
The second shooting occurred in the area of NC 54 and Jones Ferry Road on Sunday, Dec 5, at around 6 p.m. The victims reported they were driving on NC 54 and as they exited at Jones Ferry Road, a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed overtook them and stopped in front of them on the exit ramp. A subject exited the vehicle, fired multiple shots into the front of the victim’s vehicle, then got back into their vehicle and sped away. Fortunately no one was injured; however, there was minor damage to the victim’s vehicle. The suspect’s motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
If you have additional information on this incident, please contact INV Erasmo Velazquez with the Carrboro Police Department at (919) 918-7413, or Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.
At this point it appears that these two shooting are unrelated to each other. Both incidents are being actively investigated and we are unable to release additional information at this time.
Media point of contact: CPT A.L. Westbrook II, (919) 918-7415.