It happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday near a home in the 2300 block of Whistling Straits Way.
Police have released few details surrounding the incident, but did confirm that 19-year-old Michael Bocock suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
Riley Knapp said he was with Bocock when the shooting happened.
"We're sitting in my car eating Cook-Out, been in the driveway for 30 seconds, I look to my left, there's a kid standing there with an AK-47," Knapp said. "(The suspect) said 'Get the **** out of the car,' I said, 'For what?' I was eating my french fries. I thought he had a ... pellet gun."
Authorities have not commented on the gun description, but did say Bocock, who lives on Whistling Straits Way, was able to drive himself to a nearby fire station for help. He was later taken to WakeMed for treatment.
A man who lives near where the shooting happened said he has seen unfamiliar cars and people around the neighborhood lately.
"Kind of suspicious, but when you told me what happened, it actually didn't come as a shock," neighbor Wesley Moss said.
Moss added it's not the first time the neighborhood has been affected by crime, referring to car break-ins.
"You'd better believe I'll make it a point to lock my stuff every night," he said. "It is very dangerous when something like that happens right beside you."
Meanwhile, police are still searching for the suspect or suspects involved in the early morning shooting.