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Woman killed in shooting at Cary apartment complex

Posted August 22
Updated August 23

— A woman who was wounded late Friday in a shooting at an apartment complex on Hyde Park Court in Cary died early Saturday at Duke University Medical Center, police said.

According to investigators, Wendy Jean Johnson, 58, of Sanford, was shot shortly before 11 p.m.

Danielle Schnurr was waiting on a night nurse to help her daughter with disabilities when she heard a gunshot outside of her apartment. 

"I heard a gunshot. Obviously, I was not going outside," she said. 

Cary 911 dispatchers received at least nine calls about the shooting. 

"I just heard a girl yelling for someone to get away, to stop, stop, get away, and then you heard a pop, and then more yelling," one caller said. 

Wes King and his wife were just about to go to sleep when they heard the shot. 

"I went to the window and saw the victim laying on the ground and called 911," he said. 

King said he ran outside to find a woman shot in the shoulder, laying in a pool of blood.

"The most important thing that we kept saying to her is breathe," King said. 

As police and paramedics arrived to the scene, Schnurr said she started worrying about the night nurse who had not yet arrived. 

"Then I realized that her car was in the parking lot already, and it was the car that police were looking at," Schnurr said. "She was really sweet, deep down you could tell she was a really sweet woman."

King said he is now worried about the safety of the neighborhood. 

"My wife and I are actually expecting a child in 14 days. This should be a very exciting time in our lives and instead we are very concerned," King said. 

No other information about the incident was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636. 

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that lead to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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