Around 8:30pm Tuesday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 700 block of E. New Hope Road in response to a shooting in the area.
Upon arrival, deputies found a vehicle in the ditch. A young male was located inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Wayne UNC Health Care with life threatening injuries.
Deputies are searching for a dark, four door sedan that may have been involved in this incident.
Anyone with information that could help this investigation should contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480, or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.