UPDATED: Man Shot At Mobile Home Park Released From Hospital

Authorities in Pitt County say they are very optimistic they will find the gunman responsible for shooting a man twice on Tuesday.

21-year-old Dante Jones was hit once in the hip and once in the thigh while standing at Matthew's Mobile Home Park.

Initial reports from deputies said Jones was shot up to four times.

Deputies say through their interviews Wednesday they have a partial name and description of the suspect.

Originally authorities said Jones had not cooperated with them, but says he later offered information.

Jones has since been released from the hospital.


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Authorities have information about a suspect in an early Tuesday afternoon shooting where a man was hit twice with bullets. It happened at Matthew's Mobile Home Park on Augustus Street which is just outside of Farmville.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says witnesses gave them a description of the person who pulled the trigger at 21-year-old Dante Jones striking him in the hip and thigh.

Originally investigators believed Jones was shot four times.

Authorities say a motive is unclear, but say Jones was visiting family when he was shot. Another clue deputies believe might help them find the person responsible comes from another incident on nearby Stantonsburg Road.

After investigators left the crime scene, they had to break up an argument and say those men involved could help lead them to the shooter.

Authorities now says Jones is working with investigators in trying to find out who shot him. They said Tuesday the victim was not cooperating in the investigation.

A Pitt County Memorial Hospital spokeswoman says Jones has been discharged from the hospital, as of early Wednesday.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says it hasn't identified a suspect, but says interviews held Tuesday night with Jones' family could bring answers soon.


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A shooting Tuesday afternoon has Pitt County investigators searching for answers.

Deputies say the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. at Matthews Mobile Home Park outside of Farmville.

Dante Jones was shot four times below the waist, but deputies tell WITN News that he is not cooperating with investigators.

Deputies say the 21-year-old from Farmville was visiting family when the shooting happened.

They tell us his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he's being treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.


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  • by pick em Location: pitt on Jun 24, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    i liked the interview of the witness yall picked to put on tv. very informative
  • by Tom Location: NC on Jun 24, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    How much was his hospital bill and who is going to pay it!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    Obstruction of justice.
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Jun 24, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    he'll be in the news again in a months time
  • by Joe T. Location: Farmville on Jun 23, 2009 at 08:36 PM
    Who knows why he was shot, doubt it was anything good. I saw the story at 6 and thought the situation was pretty crazy. I noticed Channel 9 didn't have anybody on the scene. Thank you WITN and Dave for covering my town. Hopefully, a negative will turn into a positive and shed a light onto getting rid of the trailer trash.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 23, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    " Savageness "
  • by Lonnie Location: edenton on Jun 23, 2009 at 07:35 PM
    Typical.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    These guys need to get a real job and a real life. This is what brings this country down people have nothing better to do except to go and shoot somebody. Thugs and drugs is right send them overseas and put them on the front lines see how big they are then when they have no freedom. Get a life poeple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Dave on Jun 23, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    SHOCKING! A shooting in Pitt County!! This is becoming as common as the sun rising.
  • by CD Location: Home on Jun 23, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    TO:EZ E The other two shots the Sheriff told them about must of been from when the Sheriff walked across the street while investigating the shooting of the young man and shot a man dog while he was at work....and the dog was on the chain....where is PETA at when you need them??? Mike Vick goes to jail, President Obama gets accused of being abusive to a fly, so I wonder what they going to say about this dogs' murder?? And to Mr. AL....Matthew is a nice community! And how could you say drugs are there 24/7 unless you were there 24/7???
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