Updated 09/23/2012 05:32 PM
Kannapolis Police look for witnesses in officer involved shooting
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C.--Authorities are looking for witnesses to an officer-involved shooting in Kannapolis.
Police responded to a report of a woman shot early this morning. An officer struggled with the suspect and shot him. Both victims have life-threatening injuries.
"After you hear gunshots it's scary because you don't know who's been shot or what's happened," said Debbie Miller, a neighbor startled by two gunshots early Sunday.
"And you don't know if it might be coming your way and this has always been a quiet neighborhood, we got a bunch of kids around here," said Miller.
Kannapolis Police arrived at this home on Leazer street around 2:30 am. Officers said the 30-year-old woman living here was shot and left with life threatening wounds.
Miller said the 46-year-old man who shot her had threatened the woman before.
"Undoubtedly he followed through on his threat last night because he went into the house, shot her, they took her out in the ambulance,” said Miller.
Police tracked down the suspect at this boarding house on North Main Street where he was living. But when a fight between the shooter and an officer ensued, more shots were fired.
"Three, and they were like one right after the other," said neighbor, Ashley Hood. She said she came to her window to find several emergency vehicles surrounding the house, and police on guard.
"My brother actually looked at the window and saw the cop walking toward where the guy was with his gun in front of him," said Hood.
Kannapolis Police said the suspect was shot by an officer at the scene. They said the suspect was taken to the hospital, also with life threatening injuries.
Now police are looking for two motorists they believe were near the shooting on North Main Street, as the investigation is turned over to the state bureau of investigation.
Names of the two shooting victims have yet to be released. Their conditions are unknown at this time.