4 shot at NC law firm, Walmart; police shoot, nab suspect

Associated Press


A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm Friday, darted across a busy street and wounded three others outside a Walmart before officers subdued him, police said.

Officers confronted the man outside the store and caught up with him behind a nearby Toys “R” Us. He fired at them and they shot multiple rounds back, hitting the gunman, said Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden. The suspect was expected to survive as are the four others he’s accused of shooting, Aden said.

The gunman’s first target was seated in his car outside the Kellum Law Firm on the city’s south side, Aden said at a news conference. The firm’s main office in New Bern declined comment.

The suspect crossed five lanes of traffic after the Kellum shooting and injured the three others before he was caught, Aden said. Police still are trying to determine the shooter’s identity and motive. He is in police custody at a local hospital, Aden said.

The victims were all in operating rooms at local hospitals, Aden said. He didn’t give specifics on their conditions or their names and ages.

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