JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Onslow County Sheriff’s office was investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday.
WNCT’s Claire Curry confirmed with Onslow County Sheriff Chris Thomas that the shooting happened around 9 a.m. on Shady Street off Piney Green Road in Midway Park. Thomas said a 20-year-old, Daniel Morales, was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital by a witness. Morales is expected to recover from his injuries.
Investigators say it was a targeted incident and came from an altercation that took place involving individuals known to the victim. On Wednesday, officials said a juvenile suspect was charged and was in custody. Officials have also located a red Ford Mustang they said the suspect fled the scene in.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. A. Coleman at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to report number 2023005873.