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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of officers have been searching in a new area for a North Carolina woman missing since a shooting involving her ex-husband.

Media outlets report more than 75 officers searched a wooded area behind a Hope Mills neighborhood on Thursday for Heather Carter. Authorities wouldn't say what evidence led them to search that spot.

The 28-year-old woman has not been seen since July 12, when police say her ex-husband shot at her and another woman.

Investigators say 28-year-old Jimmy Lee Proffitt II then kidnapped his ex-wife and put her in his car. Detectives found blood at the scene and in Proffitt's car, which was discovered Monday.

Jimmy Proffitt has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. He was jailed on $1 million bond.

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