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Triple shooting, robbery at Orange County club kill one

Posted January 3, 2010
Updated January 4, 2010

— An armed robbery inside a Hillsborough club late Saturday led to a shooting that killed one person and left two others wounded, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Emergency dispatchers got multiple calls that several people had been shot or stabbed during a robbery at the Platinum Royale North Carolina, 2600 N.C. Highway 86 North, at 11:50 p.m.

Inside the club, deputies found two men and a woman who had been shot. All three were transported to Duke University Medical Center, where one man died.

The man who survived was shot in the buttocks, and the woman was shot in the leg, deputies said. The identities of the victims were withheld, pending notification of family.

The shooting occurred inside the club and the robbers fled before authorities arrived, deputies said. It is unclear what direction the robbers left in or where they were on foot or in a vehicle. Investigators believe it was a random crime.

Platinum Royale's Web site describes it as a strip club.

Deputies said the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information should call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 919-644-3050.


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  • itsnews2me Jan 4, 2010

    You can tell its a classy joint 'cuz its got "Royale" in the name...you know, like "Cheeseburger Royale."

  • Hammerhead Jan 4, 2010

    Those places are begging for trouble.

  • petrnorth Jan 4, 2010

    Same club as the Duke Lacross Stripper worked-- owned by a "Victor Olatoye" ! GOOGLE HIM!!!!!

  • thefensk Jan 4, 2010

    Used to drive by this place all the time when heading north ot Virginia and always wondered what it was. Surprised it isn't in the news every other day ... it is basically out in the middle of nowhere. It would take the cops a while to respond to any problem and there are numerous directions one can take to disappear into the night.

  • bvw30 Jan 4, 2010

    This was by no means a random robbery...this place is a strip club that brings in a lot of cash..ive been there several times..the "perps" probably cased the place and noticed how much money was floating around..