Sheriff’s Office investigating early morning shooting

Carteret County deputies are investigating an early morning home invasion that occurred at a residence in the 600 block of West Firetower Road in Peletier. Deputies say three masked men entered the residence with the intent to commit a robbery however were met with gunfire by the homeowner. After an exchange of bullets the three men fled the scene. Detectives believe the home was specifically targeted.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about this incident call the Sheriff’s Office or Carteret County Crime Stoppers at (252) 726-INFO (4636)