Shooting Ruled Accidental

A Johnston County man was injured after being shot with an AR-15.  The incident was reported shortly after 7:00pm Sunday at an address on Jerusalem Church Road outside of Kenly.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said a 53 year-old man was cleaning his AR-15 rifle when it discharged striking him in the forearm. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated for a minor injury and released. The shooting was ruled accidental.

No charges are expected to be filed.