Shots fired into Dare County convenience store

Posted at 6:52 AM, Sep 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-14 22:43:02-04

The investigation surrounds four bullet holes in the side window of TJ's convenience store in Dare County. 

Sheriff's deputies tell NewsChannel 3 that it happened in the early morning hours before the store opened.

"The scene was immediately contained, there was some shell casings found on the ground," says Sgt. Scott Rodriguez.

Judging by the size of the bullet holes, you can see the big ones and even the small ones. Deputies think right now, that possibly two guns were used. 

At the very least, they say, one of them was a long gun, something like a .22 caliber.

"We're kind of leading ourselves to believe there may be a second gun used to shoot this glass, but we don't have any evidence of that yet,” says Rodriguez.

Whatever the type of gun was used, the search for the people behind this crime caused quite a scare. Deputies say it happened just as kids were getting ready to board buses for school. Their safety is a big deal.

"In this particular area, kids do leave their houses and have to walk a short distance to a congregated bus stop," says Rodriguez.

Rodriguez says a K-9 led deputies to a house of interest, and there are four persons of interest that they're talking to.  They are all said to be in their late teens to early 20s. No arrests in connection with this shooting have been made though. 

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.