Shots Fired Into Apartment Injuring Man

SMITHFIELD – Police are investigating a shooting that injured a Smithfield man. It happened around 1:32am Sunday, May 12.

Shelton Lee Covington was inside his apartment on Kay Drive when someone fire multiple shots into the dwelling. Covington was struck in the leg. He was transported to WakeMed where he was treated and released. There were three juveniles inside the apartment but they were not injured. Police are working to identify the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121 or the Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835. Callers may remain anonymous.


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