NEW INFO: One Dead, One Injured In Kinston Crime Spree

Kinston police have released more information on a murder, a shooting and an attempted armed robbery that happened within nine minutes of each other and just several blocks from each other.

The murder happened in front of Rochelle Middle School.

Police say 54-year-old Norris Cobb was found dead on North Rochelle Boulevard Saturday night. The man's body was found laying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest and he died at the scene.

Two minutes earlier another man was found shot near the intersection of Clay and Water Streets. There they found Elliot Anderson with gunshot wound to the head and shoulder. The 41-year-old man was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police say seven minutes before that shooting three people tried to rob a man at gunpoint outside his home on East Caswell Street. The victim told police that one of the robbers was about 15 years old and armed with a silver handgun. No one was injured in the attempted robbery.

The attempted armed robbery and the first shooting happened just two blocks from each other, while the murder took place less than four blocks from the second shooting.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases, and police haven't said yet whether they believe the three gun crimes are related.


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Kinston officials tell WITN they are investigating two shootings, one of them deadly, and one attempted armed robbery that happened Saturday night all within ten minutes of each other.

According to officials the first incident happened at 7:31 p.m. on the 1000 block of East Caswell St. in Kinston. Officials say three males tried to rob another man outside of his house. No injuries were reported.

Then at 7:38 p.m. officials say a man was found lying in the street shot in the head near the intersection of Clay St. and Water St. He was taken to the hospital. The victims name has not released. His condition is unknown.

Then at 7:40 p.m. another man was found laying in street shot in the chest on North Rochelle Blvd. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victims name has not been released.

All incidents happened less than three blocks apart. Officials say there are no suspects at this time for any of the incidents.


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