Wake County deputies searching for suspects in shooting, attempted carjacking near Knightdale

Wake County News

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting and attempted carjacking that occurred Friday morning near Knightdale, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies are currently at the scene of Car Cosmotology Inc., located at 5800 Knightdale Blvd., near Old Milburnie Road. The business has a Knightdale address.

According to the sheriff’s office, a shooting call came in at Car Cosmotology at 4:47 a.m. Deputies got to the scene at 4:50 a.m.

So far, the investigation has revealed that the male victim picked up the two male suspects at a bus stop on New Bern Avenue after they asked him for a ride and the incident occurred shortly after. While driving, the victim “became suspicious and pulled into the Car Cosmotology parking lot, requesting that the subjects exit his vehicle. A struggle ensued and the suspects shot him, before fleeing the scene,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.

The victim was injured in the shooting but was able to provide deputies with details before he was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is not known at this time, officials said.

Deputies, along with officers from the Knightdale Police Department, set up a perimeter and searched the area for the two suspects. They used both drones and K-9 units.

The suspects have not been located and the sheriff’s office provided no suspect information.

The sheriff’s office is actively investigating the case.

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