Both Dollar General Shooting Victims Out Of Hospital

Both of the shooting victims in the Dollar General robbery in New Bern are now out of the hospital.

Vidant Medical Center in Greenville says Donte Dillahunt has been released from the hospital.

Vidant says Christopher Phillips was treated and released from their hospital as well.

The store was robbed around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday by a lone gunman. 911 tapes say Dillahunt was shot in the face, while Phillips was hit in the thigh.

Police say they are continuing to search for the gunman who was caught on surveillance video from the store. The Dollar General reopened today.



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A day after two employees were shot at a Dollar General in New Bern, 911 calls were released as the search for a suspect continues.

The victims have been identified as store clerk Christopher Phillips and store manager Donte Dillahunt. They were injured when the gunman entered the Neuse Boulevard store and shot them during a robbery before taking off.

Even shot though he was shot, Phillips managed to call 911 and tried to help police on scene telling dispatchers he was shot in the side and his manager was shot in the face.

Caller: He's already left. I don't know, he's carrying a dollar general bag. I think he went that way.
Responding officer: That way?
Caller: Yes sir.

Dillahunt also called 911 and said he was shot, but couldn't give much more information to dispatchers.

Phillips' family says he was shot in his thigh and a bullet grazed him. Dillahunts family says he is doing as well as expected after being shot but they are not giving any additional information on his injuries.


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New Bern police say they are continuing the manhunt for a gunman who wounded two employees during a store robbery Tuesday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 2:00 p.m. at the Dollar General on Neuse Boulevard. The wounded were taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center and later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Family members identify the victims as store manager Donte Dillahunt and clerk Christopher Phillips. The store remains closed as cleaning crews worked Wednesday inside.

Phillips is listed in good condition at Vidant, while the hospital says Dillahunt's family has requested that no information be released on his condition.

The gunman is described as a black man, wearing a blue plaid shirt and light blue jeans. He was seen leaving in a black Hyundai Sonata with no license plate.

Tuesday night police released store surveillance pictures of the gunman in hopes that someone might recognize the man and come forward. To view the surveillance photos, click on the image above.


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