Woman shot on balcony at Garner apartment complex

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Woman shot on balcony at Garner apartment complex
A woman was shot in the arm while sitting outside a Garner apartment on Tuesday night. Police are looking for more than one suspect.

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman was shot in Garner while sitting outside an apartment on Tuesday night.

She was expected to be OK, but police are still searching for the people who fired those shots.

It happened about 9 p.m. at the Avery Square apartments in the 100 block of Avery Street, where an active police presence remained late into the evening.

Garner Police said they think that the shooter fired between five and seven rounds.

The woman was shot in the arm while she was sitting on a chair on a balcony. Police originally said she was 23 but on Wednesday, they corrected her age to 21.

She was rushed to WakeMed for treatment of what was described as a non-life-threatening injury. No one else was injured.

ABC11 has learned that the shooting suspect jumped into a burgundy Honda Accord. The suspect and a driver fled on Avery Street toward Powell Drive.

Police said the shooting suspect was dressed in all-black clothing and had medium-length hair.

The Honda Accord was found later in Raleigh and was being processed for evidence.

Though Garner Police is the lead agency, the Wake County Sheriff brought a K-9 to search the area.

Police advised people who live near Avery Square to keep an eye out and give them a call if they see anything suspicious.

Investigators are still working to piece together a motive. GPD said it did not believe the victim was the target of the shooter but said it also did not think this was a random act.

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