WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - At least one person was injured in a Thursday afternoon shooting in Whiteville.
Officers with the Whiteville Police Department confirmed that multiple shots were fired on Ward Street and at least one person hit by the gunfire. That person suffered only minor injuries. Police also confirmed that two cars were damaged in the shooting.
Police added that they are looking for at least two suspects. No other details about the shooting have been released.
The gunfire erupted about two blocks south of nearby Central Middle School.
Marc Whichard, the superintendent of Whiteville City Schools, spoke with the News Reporter after the shooting and told the news outlet that the middle school was put into a lockdown at around 3 p.m. and students were held there until they could be picked up by their parents or buses.
No other schools were affected.
If you have any information, contact the Whiteville Police Department at (910) 642-5111.