1 shot in robbery at Johnston County used-car dealer

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities are searching for suspects in a shooting that happened during an apparent robbery at a used-car dealer.

Johnston County deputies responded shortly before 3:45 p.m. Friday to E-Zee Auto Sales at 12433 Cleveland Road, a Garner address.

The sheriff's office told ABC11 that the robbers came in and hit an employee with a handgun and then shot him.

The gunshot victim, who has been identified as 30-year-old Isai Ntirenganya, of Knightdale, went to the nearby Lane & Associates Family Dentistry for help. A surgeon there assisted him until EMS arrived.

Ntirenganya was taken to WakeMed for treatment and was reported to be conscious and alert.

An employee at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry said the business was on lockdown. One person at the dentist's office told ABC11 that Ntirenganya came in bleeding profusely.

Capt. Jeff Caldwell of the Johnston County Sheriff's Office told ABC11 that they're looking for two men and a woman in a cream Ford Fusion with 30-day tags.

Deputies said they believe the suspects fled toward Smithfield. It's not yet clear whether anything was actually stolen.
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