Upon further investigation by the Investigative Services Bureau, it has been determined that both shooting victims from Jan. 8, 2023, were shot during the same incident in the same location. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation, no evidence has been found that would indicate this shooting has any relation to the threats made at Goldsboro High School on Jan. 6, 2023.
On Jan. 8, 2023, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Goldsboro Police Department “C” Shift officers responded to HV Brown Park at 600 HV Brown Lane in reference to a male subject that had been shot. Responding officers located a 14-year-old male subject suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Wayne County EMS responded and pronounced the subject deceased. While responding officers were on scene, Wayne County Communications notified Goldsboro Police officers of an individual on Olivia Lane that had been shot. Officers responded to that location and found Tarquek Lamar Garner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tarquek Garner was transported to UNC Health Wayne by EMS.
Investigators and crime scene specialists with Goldsboro Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau responded to both scenes. It appears at this time that the two shootings are connected and an isolated incident. The Investigation continues.