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ONLY ON WITN: Victim's Mother Speaks Out About Sunday Murder

The mother of the victim killed in Greenville on Sunday says her daughter was not part of a gang just a loving mother.

22 year-old Kendra Blount was shot and later died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Caprice Hayes, Kendra Blount's mother, says her daughter was followed from a downtown Greenville nightclub called the Phoenix.

Blount and others would be kicked out of the club and the fight would continue outside.

It would end with Blount being shot inside her car on Evans and Howell Streets. Blount's friends tried to take her to the hospital but were pulled over by police.

Blount was then transported to the hospital. Police would later pull over the suspects in Winterville.

Greenville Police say the people involved were part of rival gangs.

Blount's mother says her daughter was not part of a gang and she has a message for those accused.

"Their kids. They still have their life," said Hayes. "They have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness and just change their way and just make a better life for themselves. Then my daughter wouldn't have died in vain," Hayes Said.

Four people are charged with one open count of murder and are being held with no bond at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The following people were arrested:

Thoron Davon Whitehead, 20 years-old of Greenville, Travoris Kenyon Atkinson, 20 of Greenville, Demoreal Denail Taft, 20 of Greenville, Curtis Duval Williams, 18 of Greenville.

A fifth person Richard Taft was also arrested but not charged with murder. Police say he was held on outstanding warrants.

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Greenville Police say a series of ongoing disputes between rival gangs has lead to one person being murdered.

It happened Sunday morning around 3am in the area of Evans Street and Howell Street.

Police say the dispute was between rival female gangs. The women involved had gotten kicked out of a nightclub.

Police say the suspect vehicle came up on the victims vehicle and shots were fired inside striking Kendra Blount.

Blount would be pronounced dead at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Police later found the suspect vehicle in Winterville and made the arrests.

Thoron Whitehead, Travoris Atkinson, Demoreal Taft, Curtis Williams have all been charged with one count of open murder and held with no bond.

Richard Taft was held on another charge and the only one not charged with murder.


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