Local residents in Swansboro and Hubert are reporting that multiple homes and vehicles have been shot by a person believed to be driving a white truck.
Residents in Swansboro contacted News In Onslow Tuesday evening about a shooting in the Sandridge and Bear Creek area of Hubert by a person driving a “white Dodge single cab pick-up truck” who had been shooting homes and vehicles.
Reports of a police roadblock have been set up to locate the suspect in the shooting, although officials have not confirmed the roadblock.
One man posted in a “Hubert and Swansboro community discussion group,” that his great-grandparents house had just been shot up and a bullet went through the window right above his grandfathers head.
Hubert resident Kristen Spears told News In Onslow, “I was sitting outside on my porch smoking a cigarette when I heard quite a few gunshots, next thing I know my friend call and tells me her car was shot at driving down sandridge near the elementary school at the old sandridge road section. She was so lucky her 3-year-old daughter wasn’t in the car, she would’ve gotten shot in the head,”Spears said.
Spears said she posted online to ask if anyone had seen or heard the shooting and that’s when other residents commented that they were also victims of the shooting.
“After posting on the local sites people started to contact me telling me that their houses and their families houses were shot at, some of thems windows were shot out,” she said.
Spears said that police are all over Sandridge road and as she and her husband were driving to a nearby dollar general on Sandridge from Foxtrace, they witnessed multiple cops on the road and it appeared to be a roadblock going near Van Riggs road.
The suspected person of the shooting was seen driving a white Dodge single cab pick-up truck.
A deputy who follows News In Onslow has reported that approximately 35 houses/vehicles were shot into.
CSI is now involved in this ongoing and active investigation.