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Investigation Into Kinston Hotel Evacuation Continues

Posted November 29, 2004

— The sound of gunfire was enough to shut down part of Kinston Saturday night.

Employees at the Hampton Inn said they heard gunfire and breaking glass at about 9 p.m.

Police evacuated the hotel and put others in the area on lockdown. The Highway Patrol even blocked part of Highway 70.

SWAT teams went room-to-room but found nothing. Hotel guests were allowed back at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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