Local news reports
A Havelock man was injured Thursday evening when a pistol being
cleared by a neighbor discharged, sending a bullet through a wall that
divided the two residences in the duplex.
Riley, 47, was wounded in the upper right arm, according to a release
from Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus. Riley was treated at the
scene by Havelock rescue personnel and then transported to CarolinaEast
Medical Center in New Bern, where he was treated and released.
Lee, 26, of 128 Village Court, was attempting to clear a 9 mm pistol for
packing for a move to California when the gun fired, according to the
release. The bullet went into the wall, ricocheted off a stud, passed
through Riley’s living room and then went through his bedroom wall.
Riley was struck while in his bed, according to the release.
information from the investigation was provided to District Attorney
Scott Thomas. The discharge of the gun was determined to be accidental,
and no charges were filed against Lee, according to the release.