Deputies find witness in Wilson shooting

Paola Aguilera Ayada (the child pictured is not one of hers)

December 31, 2009 8:10:48 AM PST
Deputies say they've found a witness they were looking for in a shooting at a home on Iroquois Road in a subdivision off Weaver Road in northeast Wilson Wednesday.

Two men and a woman are dead.

Deputies said an ex-boyfriend shot 24-year-old Paola Aguilera Ayada's new boyfriend Miguel Guerra. She ran out of the house, and the man followed. He shot and killed her before turning the gun on himself. The shooter has not yet been identified.

Investigators said Wednesday they were looking for the shooter's pickup truck, which was not at the scene. Thursday, they said they'd found the person who was the driver of the vehicle the shooter used to get to the home. They did not identify the driver and said the person was being treated as a witness.

Ayada was the mother of four children. Deputies say the shooter was the father of three of them. Ayada and Guerra worked together on the night shift at a tobacco factory. They had just gotten off work when the shooting happened. None of the children were present at the time.

Wilson County Sheriff Wayne Gay told ABC11 that there was a history of domestic violence between the couple. Ayada apparently started the process to get a protective court order against the shooter, but never followed through with it.

Wilson is about an hour's drive east of Raleigh.

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