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Two hurt, one charged in Smithfield shootings

Posted May 24, 2015

Two people were hurt early Sunday during a shooting at a Smithfield apartment complex.

— A man is facing charges in a shooting at a Smithfield apartment complex that sent two people to the hospital early Sunday.

Johnell Andrew Padgett, 23, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection and was held at the Johnston County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Smithfield police said officers were dispatched to the apartments on Kay Drive about 1:30 a.m. and found two men in their 20s who had been shot – one in the leg and the other in the torso. The injuries were not life-threatening, and police said both men were in stable condition.

Police said they have not established a motive in the crime, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 919-934-2071 ext. 1087 or the Smithfield Tip Line 919-989-8335.


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