Police search for suspect wanted in Kinston shooting

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KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police Department officers are searching for the suspect wanted in a shooting yesterday.

On Sunday, November 19, at approximately 5 p.m., officers with the Kinston Police Department responded to a person shot call at 1101 North East Street.

Upon arrival, officers found Nico Tyrell Jones, 19, with a single gunshot wound to his hip area.

Jones was transported to UNC Lenoir Hospital and was later flown to Vidant Medical Center via EastCare Air Ambulance for additional treatment.

This incident is still under investigation, officials said.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department at (252) 939-3160, the TIPS LINE at (252) 939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.

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