Following two shootings in a little more than two months, an Elizabeth City fire station is on track to get bulletproof walls.
Shots were most recently fired July 15 near the station on Harney Street, which is manned 24-hours a day. At least one round went through a wall, into its sleeping and eating areas.
“If somebody had been standing at the kitchen stove, they would have been hit,” said Elizabeth City Fire Chief Chris Carver.
Shots previously entered the building on May 12 and at least two other times going back to 2015, he said. The May 12 bullet just missed the living quarters.
The shots appear to be random and not necessarily directed at the fire station. No one has been injured. But firefighters who spend long shifts there working, eating and sleeping are vulnerable — and worried.
“We have to make our guys safe,” Carver said.