A weekend shooting in Kinston puts one person in the hospital. Around 8 PM Saturday, KPD officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of St. John’s Village. While en route, the officers were informed of a gunshot victim that had just arrived at UNC Lenoir. The victim, 24-year-old Khalil R. Branch, told officers he has been shot on Dixon Street. Branch suffered on gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where he was listed in stable condition. The Kinston P.D. later located the shooting scene on the 700 block of Dixon Street. The case remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.