Crime

Garner shooting sends 16-year-old to WakeMed, police say

A shooting left a 16-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries in Garner Thursday evening, police said.

The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Spring Drive and sent the male victim to WakeMed, police said on social media.

About 9:10 p.m., Garner police said their investigation is continuing and that police are following up on leads.

There are no suspects, police said on Twitter.

A suspect vehicle is described as small and gray, police tweeted. Police said two males were seen leaving on foot while a female was in the vehicle.

Spring Drive is home to Garner Magnet High School, but police did not say whether the shooting happened near the school.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Ashad Hajela reports on public safety for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He studied journalism at New York University.
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