Kinston man shot and killed overnight; councilman calling for change
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 10:06 AM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 1:17 PM EDT
KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina city official is speaking out after getting a message about the shooting of a friend.
Kinston Councilman Chris Suggs says a 22-year-old man who was a friend and classmate of his died after being shot Wednesday night.
Kinston Police Chief Keith Goyette says Franklin Bowden II was killed shortly after 11:30 p.m. at the 400 block of North Davis Street.
The chief said this was the city’s second murder so far this year.
Police have yet to release any information on the gunman or a possible motive.
Suggs is calling the city to take action after getting a text about his friend who he was told was shot several times.
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