19-year-old man charged after teen shot, injured in Smithfield Walmart parking lot

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police have arrested the 19-year-old man who allegedly shot and seriously injured a teen in a Walmart parking lot in Smithfield on Friday evening.

The shooting happening in the garden center of the store at 1299 N. Brightleaf Blvd. off Highway 301 around 5 p.m.

By 8 p.m., the scene was clear and it was business as usual at the store.

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Police are investigating after a man was shot and injured at the Walmart Supercenter in Smithfield.

The 17-year-old was taken to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries.

Matthew Jason Beddingfield,19, turned himself into investigators Saturday morning and was charged with attempted first degree murder.

Beddingfield is in the Johnston County Jail with a $1 million secured bond.
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