A gun battle took place at the intersection of Macon and Orion Streets around four Friday morning. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found six people shot... One of them dead. As lawmen were investigating the shooting on Macon Street, an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle just yards away. As he approached it, a suspect dumped a body of another shooting victim out of the car into the roadway and sped off. Chief Greg Smith with Kinston Public Safety believes the two incidents are related and that it could be gang activity. No arrests have been made at this time. Authorities are interviewing witnesses and following up on leads. Also, the identities of the victims haven't been released.