Shooting in front of Craven County courthouse leaves two people injured as police search for suspect | The Sun

Shooting in front of Craven County courthouse leaves two people injured as police search for suspect | The Sun


GUNFIRE erupted outside of a courthouse leaving two people injured as police hunt for the gunman.

The shooting unfolded outside Craven County Courthouse in New Bern, North Carolina, shortly before 11am on Tuesday.

Assistant City Manager Marvin Williams told WITN that two were shot outside the government building and were taken to the hospital. Their conditions remain unknown.

The city employee told the outlet that the incident was a drive-by shooting.

Williams said the drive-by shooting "did not appear to be random" and that there was some "prior interaction" between the shooter and the victims.

New Bern police are working to track down the shooting, who is reportedly a "known suspect".

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The courthouse was placed on a brief lockdown following the shooting.

City officials say there is no public threat to the downtown area.

New Bern PD, Craven County Sheriff's Office, and NC Highway Patrol responded to the incident.


Meanwhile, in New Orleans, a baby boy was mauled to death by a dog at a home in Gentilly Woods.

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Cops rushed to a home in Gentilly Woods on July 11 after receiving reports of the attack.

Police revealed that the boy, 13 months, was taken to the hospital, where he later died, WVUE reports.

It’s not known what dog carried out the attack and it’s not known if it belonged to the family of the boy.

Police have not said if animal control crews have taken the dog.

It's not known if the animal has been euthanized following the attack.

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