Kinston to hold community forum on crime and violence

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – One Eastern Carolina city will hold a community forum next week in hopes of curbing recent crime and violence.

Kinston will hold the forum on Thursday, December 15 at The Gate on East Gordon Street starting at 6:00 p.m.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there were four different shootings in the city. One of those was deadly.

So far this year, the city has seen 10 homicides, compared to 5 last year and six in 2020. Police said they have made arrests in all 10 of those cases this year.

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