GOLDSBORO – Goldsboro Police are investigating an incident inside the Longhorn Steakhouse at 609 N Berkeley Boulevard. It happened at 6:47pm Saturday.
After arriving, police were told an unknown male dropped a handgun as he was leaving the bar area. The handgun hit the floor and discharged one round. Fragments from the discharged bullet struck a female patron sitting at a nearby table. She was struck in the leg and treated by Wayne County EMS at the scene for minor injuries. The victim elected not to go to the hospital with EMS.
The suspect who dropped the gun picked it up and fled the restaurant in an unknown direction. Responding police officers were assisted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in searching the area for the suspect, but were unsuccessful in locating him.The suspect was described as a short black male wearing all black.
With information gathered by officers, it appears that this is an incident involving the mishandling of a firearm and that there was no deliberate assault.
The incident remains under investigation.