Two shootings, 1 death in Sampson

By Sherry Matthews

May 12, 2014

Sampson County sheriff’s officials are refusing to release much information this morning on the shooting death of one man and an unrelated incident involving another shooting that injured another. Both incidents occurred less than 12 hours apart.

In the first incident, which happened on Jernigan Loop Road in northern Sampson just after midnight Saturday morning, two men were involved in the shooting, with one of them killed.The shooting occurred at a residence.

When contacted, Sampson County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith declined to provide details on the case, only saying officers were still investigating. No names were released.

“We don’t want to compromise the case,” Smith stressed.

He declined to comment on whether a shooter was in custody at this time.

“We are still investigating at this time,” he said.

In the second shooting, which occurred just after 8 p.m. on Goldsboro Highway, one man was injured and taken to the emergency room for treatment.

Smith did say that the victim was expected to recover.

Again, the sheriff’s lieutenant declined to comment on whether the alleged shooter was in custody.

Both incidents remain under investigation. See updates when they happen at