Man Shot During Kinston Robbery

Kinston police are searching for a gunman who shot a man early Friday morning.

Officers say they found Jonas Gooding with a gunshot wound to his leg on Stadiem Drive around 1:40 a.m.

Gooding told police he was walking down the street when two men, one walking and another on a bicycle, approached him. He said the man walking pulled out a handgun and forced Gooding to lay face down on the street. The robbers then went through the man's pockets and took some cash. Gooding says he was then shot.

If anyone has information on this robbery and shooting they should call Kinston Public Safety at 939-3160 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 523-4444.

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