Man wounded in shooting near Wake Forest, suspect on the run, officials say

Wake County News

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County deputies responded to a shooting near Wake Forest Friday night.

The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Burlington Mills Road.

When deputies arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his hip, according to a news release from Eric Curry, spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

“The alleged shooter fled the home on foot before first responders arrived,” Curry said. “It’s believed that the victim and suspect know each other.”

The victim was taken to WakeMed for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, Curry said.

“Investigators continue to determine the cause of the shooting,” Curry said.

The area, about two miles south of U.S. 98, is just east of Forestville Road and about a mile west of Rolesville.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Click here for full list of trending stories