PASQUOTANK, N.C. (WAVY) - An Elizabeth City man told WAVY.com he was shot three times by someone he may know in his own home.
Just after midnight on April 22, the victim was asleep on the couch at a home in the 300 block of Rhonda Road when he was suddenly awakened.
"The guy had gloves on," said Angelo Massiello. "That's the only description I can give. He put his hand on me to cover my mouth up."
A few seconds later he knew something was wrong with his stomach.
"I thought there was just one wound at first, but then my dad came out and took a better look," Massiello said. "He noticed there were three wounds."
He'd been shot twice; one of bullets went in and out and the other is still in his body.
"I don't even remember hearing the gun," Massiello asaid. "My dad was three rooms down the hall. He didn't hear anything."
Massiello said his father had just taken the dog out. The front door was still unlocked and he believes someone was waiting for an opportunity.
"Somebody was definitely scoping the place out," he said.
The intruder stole $60 from Massiello's wallet. Though he wasn't able to see his face, Massiello believes he knows the suspect.
"It was an inside job yes," Massiello said.
Massiello wouldn't say why he thought that because it could compromise the investigation, but he did want others know a dangerous man is on the loose.
This case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office at 252-338-2191 or the Crime Line at 252-335-5555.
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