POLICE: Two Shootings Likely Connected, Drug Related

Greenville police say early indications are that two shootings early Wednesday morning are connected and drug related. One man was injured in the second shooting.

The first shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. at an apartment on Chestnut Street. Police say that was a home invasion where four men walked into the front door of the apartment, armed with a handgun and demanded property. The robbers took cash and fired multiple shots as they were leaving. Police say they got away in an older model white Toyota Camry with tinted windows. No one was injured in that shooting.

Police say 45 minutes later nearly the same thing happened at an apartment on Ridge Place. Police say armed four men, dressed in gray and black hoodies pulled over their heads tried to get into the apartment. One of the gunmen fired through the door, hitting 30-year-old Style Coleman in his arm. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say an older model white 4-door car, possibly a Toyota, was seen in the area before the assault.

Police ask if you have information on these two shootings to call Greenville police at 252-329-4315 or Pitt Greenville Crime Stoppers 252-758-7777.

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