North Carolina Woman Accidentally Shot At Longhorn Steakhouse
Woman Injured as Handgun Accidentally Discharged at Goldsboro Restaurant.
In a sudden and startling incident at a local eatery, a woman was injured after a handgun dropped by an unidentified male patron discharged, sending bullet fragments her way. The mishap took place around 6:47 p.m. on Saturday at Longhorn Steakhouse located at 609 N Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro.
Police Were Called
The police were summoned immediately to the scene after a shot was reported from inside the restaurant. Upon their arrival, officers were informed about the mishandling of a firearm by an unidentified man. According to witnesses, the male dropped his handgun while leaving the bar area. The impact of the fall caused the weapon to discharge a single round.
The Bullet Struck The Woman
As a result of this inadvertent discharge, a female patron in the vicinity was struck by bullet fragments in her leg. The Wayne County Emergency Medical Services were present at the scene to provide immediate medical aid to the victim who, reportedly, sustained only minor injuries from the incident. It was her decision to not accompany EMS to the hospital, leaving it unclear whether she sought further medical attention independently.
The Man Fled The Scene
Following the unintentional shooting, the man picked up his weapon and fled the premises. Goldsboro Police, alongside officers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, combed the area in an unsuccessful attempt to locate the individual. Witnesses described the suspect as a short black male dressed entirely in black.
Searching For The Suspect
Preliminary analysis of the information gathered by the officers at the scene suggests this to be a case of firearm mishandling rather than a deliberate act of violence. Local authorities have stated that there is no ongoing threat to the community as a result of this incident.
While the suspect remains at large, the investigation into this unfortunate occurrence continues, as police diligently seek to uncover further information and ensure community safety.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a tip at p3tips.com.