Search Continues For Gunman Who Murdered Greenville Man

A man was shot to death inside a west Greenville convenience store early Saturday.

It happened at 514 Watauga Avenue between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m.

William Powell III died at PCMH after being shot several times in the Greenville Stop One convenience store.

The shooting happened four years after two other men were murdered near the location. Residents say they are fed up with the violence and want something done to stop it.

Police are still searching for the shooter and anyone with any information is asked to call authorities.

The North Carolina Department of Corrections website shows William Powell III with a criminal record dating back to 1997. He was convicted on drug charges, as well as possessing stolen goods. Powell served two months for the stolen goods conviction in 2005. According to the state website he received two infractions during that incarceration time, for disobeying an order and involvement with a gang.

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