More details released in last week’s Greenville shooting that sends man to hospital


Shooting investigation by Greenville police on Ward Street (Caroline Bowyer, WNCT photo)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville police released more details on a shooting that sent a man to the hospital last Friday.

Greenville Police Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter told 9OYS’s Courtney Cortright the man shot was Tyshawn Perkins, 30. Investigators believe he was shot while in his vehicle in the 900 block of Tyson Street. Police told WNCT’s Caroline Bowyer on Friday he then drove himself to his house on Ward Street before being transported to Vidant Medical Center.

Officials said Perkins’ injuries were non-life-threatening He was unable to provide police with much additional information.

There was no motive for the shooting and the investigation continued into Monday evening.

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