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Police: 2 injured in Wilson weekend shooting

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Police are investigating a Saturday shooting on Candlewood Drive that left two people injured.

One of the victims, 31-year-old Antonio A. Harris of Wilson, remains in serious condition at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after sustaining life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Authorities responded to the shooting shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Candlewood Drive. When officers arrived, they spoke to the first victim, 26-year-old Jetta B. Diggins of Wilson, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

While talking with Diggins, police learned about Harris, the second victim, police said. Friends first took Harris to Wilson Medical Center for treatment. Both Diggins and Harris were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Stroud said information gathered at the scene indicated that an “unknown” man approached the victims and shot them. He added there was no other suspect information at this time.

gunfire strikes GROVE STREET home

Police also responded to a shooting call in the 1400 block of Grove Street at 1:39 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they spoke to residents who said someone had shot into their home while they were inside, according to police.

The victim’s house was struck by gunfire several times, officials said. No one was hurt as a result of the shooting.

No suspect information was given at the time, police said.

Police said they don’t believe the Candlewood Drive and Grove Street shootings were related.

Police ask anyone with information on either case to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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