Man charged in Smithfield double shooting

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A man was charged after a double-shooting in Smithfield

A man is in custody following a double shooting in Smithfield early Sunday.

Around 1 a.m., police went to the Johnston Court Apartments on Kay Drive where they found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

The Smithfield Police Department said 23-year-old Johnell Andrew Padgett is now charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Johnell Andrew Padgett


Bond was set at $100,000.

Detectives said they have not found a motive for the alleged attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tyndall at (919) 989-1087 or the Smithfield Tip Line at (919) 989-8835.

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