Man Shot While Walking Down Highway In Duplin County

We're gathering details on a shooting in the east after police say a man was shot while walking down a highway in Duplin County.

Warsaw Police say a man was walking along Highway 24/50 towards Kenansville around 12:11 Wednesday morning when a white, older model car stopped and a person inside ask him his name.

Police say that's when someone in the car fired a gun twice, with one of the shots hitting the man in the thigh and through his backside.

The victim was able to walk to a nearby church where he got help and was taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

Warsaw Police say they are still investigating the incident.