Man Arrested In Kinston Elementary School Ground Shooting

By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy
By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy

Police say they have arrested the man suspected in Wednesday's shooting on the grounds of Southeast Elementary School in Kinston..

Alkein Muhammad was arrested by Kinston Police yesterday after recieving a tip to his whereabouts. Authorities say Muhammad shot Norris Bell Wednesday afternoon after an arguement over a female. Bell was treated and released at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Muhammad is being held in the Lenoir County Jail under a 50 thousand dollar bond.

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Kinston Police say a man was shot on the grounds of Southeast Elementary School in Kinston Wednesday evening. The school's address is 201 S. McDaniel St. in Kinston.

The shooting happened at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, according to police, which is well after the school day had ended.

The shooting victim, police say, is 30-year-old Norris Donnell Bell. Police say he was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital after the shooting. Officials said Thursday morning that Bell had been treated and released.

Police are searching for 18-year-old Alkein Muhammad. They say Muhammad may have opened fire because of an argument over a female.

This is not the first time bullets have flown near this elementary school in Kinston. In April 2006, a man was shot across the street from Southeast Elementary, and that time, school was in session. In fact, at least two classes were on the playground when the shots rang out across the street. The school was put on lockdown that day. No students were injured.

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  • by john Location: nashville on May 1, 2008 at 08:20 PM
    people keep on asking.........what is wrong with these people .have you ever looked up at the sky with all them chemtrails up there.whos to say that we are not getting sprayed with something.
  • by WHY Location: somewhere on May 1, 2008 at 07:17 PM
    Helloooo Nita, you are in the wrong room... This is about a "shooting on elementary school grounds." go next door, I believe that is where the state trooper comment are being held.
  • by nita Location: williamston on May 1, 2008 at 03:43 PM
    Wasn't Michael Vick doing the same thing as the state trooper? They were training their dogs right. Vick recieved jail time for what he did and so should the state trooper.
  • by Josh Location: Greenville on May 1, 2008 at 03:05 PM
    Folks, Prison time is not working for these violent offenders, especially the ones who are not even afraid to go to prison. Society is wasting away..........
  • by David Location: Manteo on May 1, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    What in the heck is happening to this world? We live in a world full of ruthless, moraless, uneducated, ignorant people who can care less about others. We need stricter laws to be enforced in this country. Because the way it looks now, this country is going to kill itself off in a matter of just a few years. There is absolutely no excuse for the ignorance that is floating around us now. These people who are doing these crimes need to be placed in mental wards and go through extensive evaluations before they are allowed to be set free and allowed to ever own another weapon again. What could possibly go through someones ignorant mind to want to shoot another person? It all has to be drug and gang related. Not to mention pure ignorance and lack of home training. These people need to stop acting like a punch of wild animals and begin to act like respectible human beings. These thugs should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and never be allowed to see freedom again.

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