Man injured in shooting at Food Lion parking lot in Whiteville

Man in hospital after shooting in Whiteville

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - A Clarkton man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Whiteville Wednesday evening.

According to a news release, officers responded to the Food Lion at the Northfield Centre shopping center, located off North JK Powell Boulevard, just before 6 p.m. after receiving a report of two vehicles and shots being fired.

The vehicles had left by the time officers arrived, however, they later learned that a victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at Columbus Regional Health Care.

The victim told police he was in his vehicle when an unknown person opened fire, striking him twice in the back.

He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for further treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Anyone with information should contact the Whiteville Police Department at 910-642-5111.

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