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Police: Shooting victim changed his story

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Police are seeking leads in a shooting that left a man injured Sunday after investigators say the victim changed his story.

Officers responded to Wilson Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. regarding someone who had been shot. Police spoke to 20-year-old Jayqwaun A. Colston, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Colston told police he was shot in a gas station parking lot on Raleigh Road Parkway, officials said.

He told officers he was walking out of a convenience store and was shot by people he didn’t know who were arguing in the parking lot, according to police. Colston also told police he had a friend pick him up and take him to the hospital.

“Investigating officers checked out Colston’s story and found it to be false,” Stroud said.

Police said after re-interviewing Colston, he admitted to officers he was actually shot in the area of Tilghman Road and Ward Boulevard by two unknown men as he was walking. Stroud said officers were unable to find a crime scene in that area.

Police ask anyone with information regarding to this incident to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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