Sheriff: Parents Turn In 15-Year-Old Son For Shooting

A suspect in connection to a shooting over the weekend in Eastern Carolina has been turned in by his parents, according to lawmen.

The parents of the 15-year-old brought their son to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in reference to a shooting that happened on August 30 on William Gurganus Road in the Angola area.

The victim in the incident was hit twice in the back by two bullets.

The Pender County juvenile reportedly told lawmen the victim had threatened to shoot him on several occasions and that the victim said he better have a gun the next time they met. Lawmen say when that happened, the juvenile said he had a gun, and he used it.



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Authorities in the east are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting.

The Onslow County Sheriffs office says that a man was shot on William Gurganus Road in the Angola area.

The victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition.

No arrests have been made at this time. If you have any information contact your local authorities.


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  • by Steve Location: Greenville on Sep 2, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    "ignorant behavior"? He was threatened with a gun. Why shouldn't he respond? Think before you write.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    my heart and prayers are with the family. i know it had to be tough to turn in your own child. but you did what any decent, respectful, loving parent would do. you teach your children and you pray they do the right thing, it sounds as if he feared for his own life and reacted, he may have tried other option, we don't know the whole story, but i am praying for both families may GOD be with both. Remember he is still a child and still learning and what better lesson to learn than that if i do wrong my parents will do whats right
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 1, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    It's tough love alright, my hat is off to the parents. God bless.
  • by J Location: Gville on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    AWESOME parents for turning him in. Too bad they couldnt have done something before now to prevent this ignorant behavior from their child. Hopefully he will get a dose of realty from this.
  • by Abbi Location: Lenoir Co on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    Kudos to the parent's for doing the right thing.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    I feel sorry for those parents and also admire them for doing the right thing. I know it had to be tough on them to turn in their son, but maybe, by doing so, it will make him a better adult! Now these are responsible parents!
  • by medic Location: Greenville on Sep 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    Good for them! While not the best circumstances, the parents in this case stepped up and did the right thing. Trying to curtail their child's spiral in to a life of crime they did what must have been a hard thing to do. Tough love I think it's called. Anyone remember the documentary "Scared Straight"? This act reminds me of that. Well done parents!
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