Two weekend shootings sent two Mount Olive men to the hospital.
Mount Olive police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred Saturday and Sunday and sent two men to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, said police Chief Tommy Brown.
Officers responded to a call around 2:35 p.m. Saturday regarding a shooting on Cleveland Drive, Brown said. Upon arrival, police found Anival Guitiervez, of Wayne County, out in the street suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. Wayne County Emergency Medical Services took Guitiervez to Wayne UNC Health Care and later to Vidant Medical Center.
Guitiervez is in critical condition, Brown said.
The shooting is an isolated incident, Brown said. Officers have not filed any charges or made any arrests due to the ongoing investigation.
On Sunday, Mount Olive police responded just after 5 p.m. to a second, unrelated shooting at 401 South Church St., Brown said. Several people were arguing leading up to the shooting outside the Joseph Mart store.
Responding officers found Terrion Raymel Leach, 19, of Oliver Street, suffering a graze from a bullet to his shoulder, Brown said. Wayne County EMS treated Leach for his minor injury on the scene before taking him to Wayne UNC Health Care for treatment.
Police developed two suspects during an investigation into the shooting, Brown said. Officers secured arrest warrants for James Usher, 30, of Oliver Street, and Justin Bellamy, 30, of Mount Olive, in connection with the shooting. No arrests were confirmed as of late Monday.
The two shootings occurred just a week after a shooting in the southern end of town that sent Demario Leach, of Pearl Street, Dudley, to the hospital June 29.
Mount Olive police responded around 2 a.m. to a shooting on Kornegay Street, Brown said. Officers found Leach suffering five gunshot wounds on the front porch of a house. Wayne County EMS took Leach to Wayne UNC Health Care and later to Vidant Medical Center for treatment.
Leach is in good condition, Brown said.
An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made in the case.
Police do not believe the more recent shootings are related to the June 29 shooting.
Anyone with information about the shootings can contact the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031, Brown said.
People also can call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a tip at p3tips.com. Callers remain anonymous, and information leading to felony arrests are awarded up to $1,000 in cash.