Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

A Smithfield police car in the 900 block of West Street. Johnston County Report Photo

SMITHFIELD – Police are investigating an overnight shooting in East Smithfield. The shooting happened around midnight Monday in the 900 block of West Street.

Investigators said a home was struck by gunfire and one person was also shot. The victim was transported to WakeMed and later released.

Police said they have not determined if the shooting may be linked to a bullet-riddled car found abandoned in the street in the 900 block of West Street around 4:15pm Sunday. Witnesses reported hearing numerous shots being fired. A nearby home on East Street was also struck by the gunfire.

Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to contact the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121.