1 shot to death, 1 wounded in Raleigh's Brier Creek area

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Police are investigating a shooting on Glenwood Avenue at Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh. (WTVD)

Authorities in Raleigh are searching for the suspects involved in a fatal shooting at a Walmart parking lot.

It happened around 10:40 p.m. Thursday outside the Brier Creek store on Glenwood Avenue at Brier Creek Parkway.



Authorities said two people were shot and taken to Duke University Hospital, where one of the victims - 39-year-old Jerry Eugene Sumpter - died. Emil Emit Sherwood, 36, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Jerry Eugene Sumpter and Emil Emit Sherwood



Both men have faced drug and weapons charges in the past, according to court documents.

Further details surrounding the incident, including a description of a possible suspect or suspects, have not been released. Investigators have not established a motive, but said preliminary findings indicate this was not a random act.

Authorities said they know the suspects fled in two cars - a white Dodge Charger and a silver Honda Accord.

Police say this white Dodge Charger was used by the shooting suspects.

Police say this silver Honda Accord was used by the shooting suspects.



A nearby wrecked vehicle is also under investigation, but it's unclear what role it plays in the shooting.

"That's the sad part about it, people don't realize that when they go out and commit these crimes, going after people trying to shoot them, you may not hit who you want to hit-granted, you shouldn't be shooting at somebody anyway, but if you are, you can take anybody's life," said Ryan Highsmith of Raleigh.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org/ for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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