Two victims injured in Pitt County shootings 12 minutes apart

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Investigators said a man was shot seven times in Greenville Wednesday night, just one of two shootings in Pitt County that happened 12 minutes apart.

According to Sgt. Joe Friday of Greenville Police, the first shooting happened on the 200 block of East 12th Street at about 11:26 p.m. Wiilliam Harris, 24, was in a Sheetz restaurant when he spotted several people who reportedly had a negative history with him. Harris then tried to get away from the group, but they followed him and eventually shot him seven times in the legs with a .22 caliber weapon, Sgt. Friday said.

Despite the number of rounds fired, the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was being treated at Vidant Medical Center, Sgt. Friday told NewsChannel 12. Police are still searching for the suspects, who are described as black males. No other details were released.

Just 12 minutes after the Greenville shooting, Pitt County deputies responded to another shooting at 1838 Tupelo Lane in Belvoir, dispatchers said. The call came in at about 11:38 p.m. Wednesday. One person was reportedly shot in the leg, according to Christy Wallace of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

NewsChannel 12 is working to get more information.

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