Location where a shooting victim was found just before midnight Wednesday.

Note: This article was updated from the original. It now includes the victim’s identity and likely location of the shooting.

A man died early Thursday after being shot near the intersection of First Avenue and Bay Street in New Bern late Wednesday night.

Police found the mortally wounded victim in the parking lot of Five Points Food Mart at 1210 Broad St. after responding to a 911 call.

The victim was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center, and subsequently died of injuries.

Police identified the victim as Matthew Thomas Small, 29, of New Bern. They said it was not a random act of violence and that the individuals knew each other before the shooting.

Police are interested in talking to anyone with information about the shooting.

Call 252-636-5034 if you have information.


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