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Man injured in weekend shooting in Sunset Harbor

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a weekend shooting in the Sunset Harbor community near Bolivia.

According to Sgt. Del Routh, sheriff’s office spokesman, deputies responded to a home on Cox Landing Road in Sunset Harbor around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, July 1. When deputies arrived on scene, the victim, who had been shot, had already been taken to Brunswick Novant Medical Center for treatment, Routh said.

Routh said the victim, 20-year-old Justin Ryan Smith, was at a party when an unknown suspect shot him once in the leg and once in the hip. Smith’s gunshot wounds were not life threatening, and he was treated and released from the hospital.

The investigation is on going, but Routh said no suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact detective Justin Stadler or detective Ed Carter at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, 253-2777.