Shots fired during attempted robbery

Shots fired during attempted robbery

Nobody was injured when shots were fired during an attempted robbery in Kinston Tuesday night, according to officials.

The incident happened around 10:25 p.m. at the Marathon Store at 2001 North Queen Street.

Kinston Police say a black male entered the store, armed with a silver handgun, and fired a shot into the ceiling while demanding money.

They say the suspect also fired a round through the front plate glass window of the store. The suspect, who police describe as about 5'7, 130 lbs., wearing a black hat, white shirt and black pants, left on foot without getting any cash.

Kinston Police say the incident is still under investigation.

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