Information sought in overnight shooting

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UPDATE: Name of victim is Taylor Joseph Parsons. Mr. Parsons does not have a permanent address as he stays from place to place. I do not have an updated condition.

Carteret County Deputies are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred in Garner Gardens Mobile Home Park located at 6030 Hwy 70 in Newport early this morning. Deputies got the call around midnight on Thursday, 09/06/2018, after the shooting victim stumbled to a neighbor who called 911.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office remained at the scene during the early morning hours and determined the bullet was fired from outside of the home and stuck the victim while he was sitting on a couch.


The 23-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Carteret Heath Care then flown to Vidant where he remains in stable condition. Detectives believe the bullet was intended for the victim. The name of the victim is being withheld until his family is notified.

Carteret County Crime-Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case and callers can remain anonymous by calling (252) 726-INFO (4636) or emailing