New Bern Police Department investigates Wednesday night shooting; 2 injured


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) The New Bern Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people injured on Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:36 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Trent Court after reports of shots being fired. Two victims were located and taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

New Bern police released the names of the victims Thursday afternoon. They said Leon Koonce, 35, and Dontae Hicks, 32, both of New Bern, were listed in serious but stable condition at Vidant.

NBPD says the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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