Teen Shot Leaving Neighborhood Gym

A teenager was shot leaving a neighborhood gym, from someone inside a passing SUV, according to Greenville Police.

Detectives say a 17-year-old had some 40 welts on his leg after getting shot with what detectives describe as "rat shot." Police say they responded to the shooting call around 7:45 p.m. Detectives say the teen told them he was shot as he was leaving the South Greenville Gym on Howell St. around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Greenville Recreation and Parks officials say the gym closes at 7 p.m.

The victim's injuries are not considered serious, but he was treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say the vehicle involved was a burgundy Ford Expedition.

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