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Paramedic shot in N.C.

The Lenoir County Emergency Medical Services paramedic is in stable condition

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Lenoir County Emergency Services

By EMS1 staff

KINSTON, N.C. — A Lenoir County Emergency Medical Services paramedic was shot while loading a patient into the ambulance on May 28, 2023.

According to a Lenoir County Emergency Services Facebook post the paramedic was transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Just before 6 p.m., as the paramedic was attempting to load a patient into the ambulance, a vehicle slammed into the front of the ambulance. A suspect emerged from the vehicle, fired a weapon and the paramedic was struck.

The Kinston Police Department is investigating the case.

Police Chief Keith Goyette told WCTI the paramedic was not the shooter’s intended target.

Lenoir County EMS employs 48 full-time and 13 part-time field personnel.