Police identify victim in New Bern shooting

NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY - Police have identified the man shot in New Bern Wednesday night.

Investigators said 48-year-old Eddie Lee Best was found with a gunshot wound to the leg on the 500 block of First Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. He was treated at CarolinaEast Medical Center and released.

According to an officer, both the gunman and the victim were running when the shooting happened.

Police said they have developed leads and are working to find several persons of interest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Unit at (252) 633-2022.

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