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Two confirmed dead this afternoon in Kinston shooting

Two confirmed dead this afternoon in Kinston shooting
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 2:01 PM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT
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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Two people have died after a shooting this afternoon in Kinston.

Kinston police said the shooting was discovered around 1:30 p.m. inside a home at the corner of East Highland Avenue and Charlotte Avenue.

Neighbors tell WITN that the victims were a grandmother and her grandson. People in the neighborhood said they heard gunshots between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

People leaving a National Day of Prayer service at Grainger Stadium, which is less than a mile away, could hear the sirens as police and rescue crews sped to the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information on the homicides to call their tips line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

The shootings happened on East Highland Avenue.
The shootings happened on East Highland Avenue.(WITN)

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