Police Say Two Greenville Shootings Gang Related

Greenville police say a shooting that wounded one teenager Monday night and another one that injured another teen two nights before are gang related.

Corporal Kip Gaskins says the two shootings involve a dispute between two rival gangs.

In the first shooting, a 16-year-old was shot in the stomach Saturday night at a birthday party. Police said the victim, Corey Smith, was not helping with the investigation.

The second shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. Monday night. In that shooting, 18-year-old Quamaine Cooper was shot twice, once in the right leg and once in the right arm.

Gaskins says they do have suspects in the shootings, but are not yet ready to release their names.

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There's more information on Monday night's shooting in a Greenville neighborhood.

Police say Quamaine Cooper was shot twice, once in the right leg and once in the right arm. It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Kennedy Circle.

Cooper, who is 18-years-old, told police he was walking in the area when a group of several men started shooting at him. The victim has since been released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Court records show Cooper is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on multiple felony breaking and entering charges, while he has a May court date on an attempted common law robbery charge.

Police say there have been no arrests in Cooper's shooting.

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A teenager was rushed to the hospital after family members say a barrage of bullets hit a house in Greenville, striking the teen in the leg.

Family members say the 16 year-old was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Greenville police say the shooting happened in front of 1804 B Kennedy Circle near Gooden Place around 6:30 PM Monday.

The boy's great grandmother says she was inside her home when she heard the gunshots followed by her great grandson screaming in the front yard.

Police say the shooting is still under investigation.


Greenville Police are canvassing a neighborhood looking for a suspect in a shooting.

We're told a 16 year-old was in his front yard when he was shot in the leg and taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The shooting happened sometime after 6:30 Monday night at 1804 B Kennedy Circle near Gooden Place.

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