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Morrisville Police still seeking four suspects in apartment shooting

Morrisville Police Chief Ira Jones said Thursday that officers are still seeking four men suspected of shooting another man in the leg and fleeing police earlier this week.

Jones said investigators are pursuing various leads, including the many tips that have poured in from the community. But he declined to comment on specifics, citing the ongoing investigation.

Jones didn’t say what might have led to Monday’s shooting at an apartment in the 3000 block of Bristol Creek, which is in Park West Village near the movie theaters.

The town said Monday four suspects approached the apartment, which led to an altercation and the subsequent shooting. The suspects have not been identified.

One of the apartment’s occupants was shot in the leg while another was assaulted, according to town spokeswoman Stephanie Smith.

The four suspects fled in a newer model red Dodge Charger with temporary tags, Smith said. Morrisville officers pursued and “engaged” the suspect’s vehicle near N.C. 540 and N.C. 54., before the car sped off.

The victims’ injuries were not life-threatening, Smith said, and they were taken to Duke Hospital for treatment. Their names have not been released.

On Monday, Sgt. Chris Rhew also was hospitalized at Duke Hospital for an unrelated medical issue while responding to the incident. Jones said Thursday that Rhew is “fine” and stopped by the police station Wednesday. He is expected to return to work next week, Jones said.

“We are a very safe community,” Jones said. “I can’t remember the last time something like this happened.”