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Victim identified in shooting behind elementary school

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 1:47 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2020 at 12:18 PM EDT
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - WITN News has confirmed the name of a man who was wounded by gunfire Monday morning, a shooting that prompted the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.

Records at the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office say Shelton Perry was shot at his home on Dusty Lane around 10:00 a.m. Monday.

Vidant Medical Center says they have no information to release on the 29-year-old man’s condition.

Belvoir Elementary School was put on a modified lockdown for about 45 minutes because of the shooting.

A resident of the area told WITN that he saw a suspicious vehicle driving through the neighborhood. He said as he began following the vehicle, someone inside opened fire. Multiple bullets hit the man’s vehicle, but fortunately, he was not injured.

Pitt County deputies have been extremely tight-lipped about this shooting.

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An elementary school was placed on a modified lockdown Monday morning after a shooting nearby.

Pitt County Schools say Belvoir Elementary School was on the modified lockdown for about 45 minutes.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood behind the school near the intersection of Dusty Lane and Roosevelt Spain Road.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. Sheriff Paula Dance did confirm that one person was shot.

A resident of the area told WITN that he saw a suspicious vehicle driving through the neighborhood. He said as he began following the vehicle, someone inside opened fire. Multiple bullets hit the man’s vehicle, but fortunately, he was not injured.

Late this morning there were crime scene units, a K-9, and multiple deputies at the location.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t released any more information on the shooting.

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