KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kinston police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday morning where a 19-year-old was injured.
WNCT’s Caitlin Richards spoke with Kinston councilman Chris Suggs, who said a 19-year-old was reported shot at the 600 block of Larkspur Road in the Greenmead neighborhood, not far from the school. Kinston police reported the incident happened at 11:50 a.m.
Kinston High School was placed on a brief lockdown as a precaution after the shooting, which was reported a couple of miles away. The school resumed normal operations a few minutes later.
The search for the suspect continues. The name of the victim, who was transported to nearby UNC Lenoir Health, was not released.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.