WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - The Whiteville Police Department is investigating a late night shooting that left two men hospitalized.
According to Major Alan May with the police department, two men were shot at the Time Saver Convenience Store located at 270 Washington St. off JK Powell Blvd. in Whiteville around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
One victim was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center while the other was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital. Both men are said to be in stable condition.
May said the two men were shot as they approached a maroon Hyundai that was parked at the gas pumps. After the shooting, the suspected car sped away and turned left onto Jefferson Street. It’s unknown how many people were inside the vehicle.
Investigators believe the victims and the shooter(s) are acquainted.
Whiteville police are encouraging anyone with information to contact Lt. Jackson at 910-642-5111.