HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Police have found a car belonging to a man who they say was involved in a “domestic situation” shooting in Henderson Saturday evening.
Henderson Police told CBS North Carolina that a 23-year-old woman was transported to Maria Parham Hospital after a shooting during what they called a “domestic situation.” The woman was later moved to a Duke-affiliated hospital, Maria Parham officials said Sunday.
The incident happened in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Dabney Drive around 6 p.m. Her condition late Saturday night is “unknown,” police said.
Friends and co-workers of the woman at the scene said the woman was a Food Lion worker who had just stepped out for her break when she was shot.
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A co-worker said the victim was shot by her boyfriend. Friends and others nearby then called 911.
Marcus Tyrell Hargrove, 23, of Vance County, is sought in connection with the shooting, Henderson police said late Saturday night.
“This person should be considered armed. Do not approach, call 911 immediately with information,” police said about Hargrove.
On Sunday afternoon, Henderson police said that Hargrove’s car was found, but he is still on the run.
Rhunette Nicholas says her daughter and the victim are friends. They both work at the Food Lion.
“This man could have been on a rampage, and that’s all I have to think about is my daughter is in that store,” said Rhunette Nicholas.
She says she’s worried about how the victim’s family and her daughter will be able to handle this incident
“It’s tragic,” said Nicholas.
The young victim made an impact in the community where she worked, customers said
“A real good friend of mine, you get used to someone working. They’re like part of your family,” said Carol Birrittieri.
Birrittieri says she would see the victim two times a week when grocery shopping at the Food Lion. Birrittieri says the victim was always so kind to her and her grandchildren.
“A beautiful girl,” said Birrittieri.
Birrittieri says the violence needs to stop in her community.
“There’s too many guns, too many guns, and we need to get Vance County and Henderson back to the way it used to be” she said.
The Food Lion has surveillance cameras in front of the store. Police said they are working to obtain that video.
Police had the entire area in front of the Food Lion roped off for hours Saturday night while the investigation continued, but say that this was not a random act and there is no threat to the community.