Search On For Gunman Who Shot Smithfield Man

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted for the shooting of a Smithfield man.  The shooting was reported just before 6:00PM Saturday at a home in the 1000 block of Mill Creek Church Road just off Harper House Road in the Bentonville community south of Four Oaks.

The victim, 35 year-old Sergio Lopez Ramirez of Smithfield, was shot once in the hip. He was rushed to Wake Medical Center for treatment of a serious but non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said detectives have a suspect in the case and the shooting does not appear to be a random incident.  Caldwell said the shooting was possibly domestic related.