First On 9: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside Kinston nightclub

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The Kinston Police Department is investigating a shooting outside a nightclub that left one person dead and another person injured.

It happened just before 1:45 a.m. on Sunday. That’s when officers were called out to a report of gunshots on the 1600 block of North Queen Street.

On arrival, they learned two people had been shot during a disturbance in the parking lot of the Kamelot Lounge. While investigating, officers discovered two men had been taken to UNC Lenoir Hospital in private cars. They were then transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Investigators said one of the victims, 35-year-old Vontrece Robinson, died at the hospital. The second victim, 26-year-old Tajeem Harris, is expected to recover.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Kinston Police Department (252) 939-3220 or Kinston-Lenoir Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.

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