UPDATE: On Aug. 28, warrants were secured against Jalen Bowden of Goldsboro relating to this case, according to Goldsboro police After further investigation, Bowden was charged with one count of Felony Negligent Child Abuse – Serious Bodily Injury. Bowden was arrested Aug. 28 after turning himself in at the Wayne County Magistrates Office. He received a $5,000 unsecured bond.


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — Goldsboro police were investigating a shooting that injured an 8-year-old on Aug. 6.

Goldsboro Police Department A-Shift officers, along with Wayne County EMS and Goldsboro Fire, were dispatched to 117 Astor Ct. in reference to the report of a shooting. They found the 8-year-old with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg.

The child was transported to UNC Health Wayne and then transferred to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a TIP at p3tips.com.