DEPUTIES: Wilson shooting suspect in custody

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) – Deputies with the Nash County Sheriffs Office say that the suspect that caused a nursing home and hospital in Wilson to be locked down Sunday night has been arrested in Whitakers.

Wilson police said that two people who are in a relationship got into an argument outside Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Crestview Avenue Sunday evening. During the argument, police say that one of the people fired at least one shot at the other.

The nursing home went into lockdown and nearby Wilson Medical Center staff said that their facilities were also placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Police say that the shooter took the other person’s car and left the scene before police arrived. Police say the other person was not injured by the gunshot.

Nash County deputies said that they surrounded a home on Nick Coley Road in Whitakers a short time later where they eventually arrested the person they say fired the shots in Wilson. The person was arrested shortly before 11 p.m.