Deputies said they received a call about a shooting at around 11:15 a.m.
The shooting happened at a home on Vineyard Drive off Flat Rock Church Road.
Deputies named Todd Richardson Rogers as a person of interest in the case and said he faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Michael Evans rents a room in Rogers' home. He heard everything unfold.
"I was going to take a shower and I heard pow, pow, pow, pow, pow and I'm like no way. I thought kids was just popping firecrackers in and I like oh, I seen Jacob and Jason and then Vin running and I'm like oh my God, I knew what he'd done," said Evans. "And he says I got a right to protect my property and I could tell he was very upset."
Investigators said three people at the home were shot and had to be taken to WakeMed for treatment.
Evans described Rogers as someone who spends a lot of time alone.
"He's by himself ... He's by himself. He's a loner. He ain't got no friends. I am the only one that can really associate with him, and I just ignore him," Evans said. "He makes me angry a lot, but I just turn the cheek and go away."
Authorities said Rogers is on the loose and considered "armed and dangerous."
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Rogers is driving a 2000 black Chevy Tahoe. The license plate number is HEC 8476.
Anyone who knows where Rogers may be is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (919) 496-7867.