Police investigating after Kinston shooting leaves one injured

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

Kinston police responded to 621 Harvey Street around 7:40 p.m.

When they arrived on the scene, they found 25-year-old Johnny Thomas Jr. (AKA Tony) suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg. He was taken to Lenoir Memorial and later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

Witnesses told officers a vehicle, possibly a dark, in color, Chevrolet Impala, occupied by three subjects pulled up, called out to the victim by name, and then fired multiple rounds.

If you have any information about the incident, you’re asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

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