Jacksonville Police continue investigating Wednesday night shooting


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Jacksonville Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

Police were called at approximately 7:18 p.m. to a report of a person shot near 521 Elm Street. According to a police spokesperson, the investigation found there was an argument between several subjects which resulted in a 37-year-old black male being shot. The victim was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital then flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Officials said the suspect is a black male with a dark complexion, standing 5-foot-11, 120-130 pounds with short hair. He was wearing a bright neon green shirt.

Lisa McBee and her son were returning home from dinner when they saw the blue lights and crime tape.

"I'm very concerned as his mom," McBee said of the incident and her son, who lives a few houses down from the shooting. "They said not to come in. They said we could park our car and bring our bags in."

Neighbors said for a while they were left in the dark as police investigated.

"Later on when the police came to the door, they asked us ... you know they let us know that we could park our car and I asked 'What happened?' and they said there was a shooting," McBee said.

Jacksonville Police ask if you know anything the shooting, call them at (910) 455-4000 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-2273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that is determined to be deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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