Two hurt, shots fired during Garner home invasion, Wake deputies say

From staff reportsMay 1, 2014 

— Wake County sheriff's deputies Thursday were looking for suspects in a home invasion in which two people in a house on Bluefield Drive, near Garner, were hurt and two others were shot at as they arrived home.

About 11:20 p.m., Capt. James Stevens said, deputies got a call that a home invasion had happened shortly before and that gunshots had been fired.

Two people in the house at 126 Bluefield Drive had been hurt, but neither had been hit by bullets, Stevens said.

According to a search warrant that deputies asked for so they could gather evidence, shots were fired at two more people who live in the house and were coming home as the men were taking electronics out of the house.

Investigators said bullets hit the car the people were in, and they found six .40-caliber shell casings.

The items taken from the house were dumped in the side yard when the men took off in a dark sedan, Deputy K.J. Blackwell said in seeking the warrant.

Neither of the people hurt inside the house had life-threatening injuries, and one of them was not seriously hurt, Stevens said.

In his 2 a.m. warrant application, Blackwell said deputies had been told that three men came into the house, but Stevens said Thursday morning that officials had not settled on a final number of suspects.

No descriptions were released.

The search warrant, which indicated investigators also collected fingerprints at the scene, was turned in to the Wake County Clerk of Courts office Thursday.

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