JACKSONVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said two men were hospitalized after they were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Sunday afternoon.
The OCSO said at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a reported drive-by shooting on Myna Drive in the Gum Branch Road area of Jacksonville.
Deputies found two male victims with possibly life-threatening gunshot wounds at the scene.
Daqaun Torres-Huff, age 22 of Myna Drive, and Steven Lamar Lewis, age 21 of Carole Drive, were both transported by EMS to the Naval Trauma Center at Camp Lejeune. One of the injured individuals was later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Witnesses described a light-colored midsize SUV as the possible suspect vehicle. On Monday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page posted security camera images of a vehicle matching that description, which was seen in the area at the time of the shooting.
Deputies said the victims were apparently targeted, and the shooting is not believed to be a random act.
Deputies said they have not confirmed a motive for the shooting, but more information on this case will be released as it becomes available.
Detectives are currently working leads on the shootings, and are asking anyone with information to call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, or contact Detective Curlee at 910-989-4074, email Michael_curlee@onslowcountync.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
Please refer to case 2019-13486 when calling.
Sheriff Hans Miller says two people are injured after a shooting in Jacksonville Sunday.
The Onslow County Sheriffs Office responded to a shooting near Myna Drive and Aragona Blvd.
Sheriff Miller tells us they are investigating a motive at this time and he feels like this is an isolated incident between two people.
Miller says both are being treated at the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune.
Miller says there is no danger to the public.