GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — A car speeding from a shooting scene in Goldsboro was taking a 23-year-old shooting victim to the hospital Saturday afternoon, police said.
The incident began when police responded to a “shots fired” call around 3 p.m. in the 900 Block of South Slocumb Street, Goldsboro police said in a news release.
As police arrived, they spotted a vehicle “leaving the area at a high rate of speed,” police said.
Police followed the speeding car, which went to Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A passenger inside the car, Octavious Thompson, of Goldsboro, was suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police.
Police said the shooting happened “following a disturbance” at 905 S. Slocumb Street.
Thompson was later transferred to Vidant Medical Center. Police said Thompson’s injuries were non life-threatening.