Teen boy shot in Smithfield, seriously injured, officials say

Johnston County News

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — A teenage boy was shot in Smithfield on Monday morning, according to emergency officials in Johnston County.

The shooting happened at approximately 6:21 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Furlong Drive, officials said.

The victim, a 15-year-old, was transported to the hospital with a serious but non-life threatening injury, police said.

According to authorities, investigators are working multiple leads at this time.

Smithfield police are asking for members of the public to contact them if they have any information regarding the shooting. The police department can be reached at (919) 934-2121. If you want to remain anonymous, call the tip line at (919) 989-8835. You may also submit anonymous tips via email by visiting the Town of Smithfield webpage at http://www.smithfield-nc.com/page/policeanonymoustip.

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