3 suspects arrested in mobile home park shooting in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, N.C. (WNCT)-Three people are behind bars after a confrontation in Bridgeton led to shots being fired into a mobile home park in Bridgeton Saturday.

31-year old Jamethan Smith, 20-year old Akeim McCray, and 16-year old William Harper are being held in the Craven County jail.

Smith and McCray are under a $1m bond and Harper is on $500,00 bond. The juveniles involved were released to their guardians.

Officials say it happened around 2a.m. on Saturday at a home park on Highway 17 in Bridgeton. Three adults and three juveniles were in the vehicle at the time the shots were fired.

One of the bullets traveled through the bedroom of one mobile home, through the wall where it exited and lodged in the door of the home next door. A second bullet went through the wall of the same mobile home and lodged in the couch of the living room of that home.

Both of the shots fired missed a baby stroller and a bed by less than one foot. No one was injured during the shootings.

It was reported that the shots were fired at a 15 year old female and a 40 year old male who were outside of one of the mobile homes.

Witnesses told Bridgeton Police the shooting followed a physical altercation that had happened earlier Friday evening and was gang related.

At least 8 shots were fired from the car.

Troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle leaving Blueberry Lane as it turned onto NC 55. The Troopers stopped the vehicle. A drug dog from the New Bern Police Department was called and assisted in a search of the car.

Bridgeton Officers seized a 9 Millimeter handgun, heroin, Oxycodone, scales, spent bullet casings, several telephones, written material related to gang activity and a vehicle.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected

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