GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Gunfire erupted at an Eastern Carolina sports bar injuring one person around 7:50 p.m. Sunday night.
A WITN employee was at Tie Breakers at 1920 Smythewyck Drive in Greenville when two men began fighting with one another on the patio.
Our employee saw the men fighting and a gun on the ground near them. A Tie Breakers employee was seen grabbing the gun from the ground and bringing it inside.
Our employee said that an off-duty Greenville police officer then pointed his gun at the men demanding they get down.
Lt. Justin Wooten with Greenville police confirmed that a 32-year-old male was shot and transported to ECU Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
He says a firearm was recovered at the scene and two men were taken to the station for questioning.
Police say it appears that the incident occurred outside of the business and was the result of a dispute.
Authorities say there will be an increased police presence around the scene as they investigate but there is no ongoing threat to the public.
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