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Witnesses say Vanceboro shootings were "crazy"

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On Tuesday, Aaron Jones' quiet afternoon turned chaotic, after a man started shooting people on his Vanceboro street.

"I come out the house, heard all the shooting, and people were hollering," said Jones.

Deputies say just after 4:40p.m., John Jenkins began riding up and around Streets Ferry Road shooting at random people.

Jones says at one point Jenkins looked right at him and started reloading his gun. Fortunately, for Jones law enforcement headed towards Jenkins, so he [Jenkins] took back off down the road.

Jones says that's when he and his friend Billy Dail tried to turn away cars so they wouldn't run into the shooter. He says he thought deputies caught Jenkins, but he was wrong. Jones says somehow Jenkins got away from deputies and came back up the road and pulled up next to where Billy was standing.

"He pulled off the road [and] where he pulled off the road at was right beside my neighbor, Billy Dail. I wasn't but 30 or 40 feet from him. I didn't realize Billy had been shot," said Jones.

Jones says he saw Billy go down, but he thought he was ducking from bullets. It turns out Billy had been shot in the hand and in the head.

"He just had blood all over his eyes. I thought he shot him right in the face and shot his eye out, cause Billy kept telling me, 'He shot my eye out, he shot my eye out,'" said Jones.

That's when Jones says deputies starting shooting at Jenkins.

"They didn't shoot until he shot Billy, and he wouldn't get out, he wouldn't obey. So, the law had to do what they done. They didn't' have no other choice," said Jones.

Deputies say Brandon Holden and Angelo Williams were also shot. Deputies say all three shooting victims are have been released from the hospital.

Billy's daughter-in-law, Lacey Dail, says he's still in pain, but the family is glad he's home.

"He's a lot better off than I thought he would be. So, that's something to be thankful for," said Lacey.

Deputies say the suspected shooter, John Jenkins, is still in the hospital. Craven County District  Attorney, Scott Thomas. says Jenkins is charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Thomas says more charges are expected since there were multiple victims.





































































































































































































































































































































































































































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