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One dead, one injured in Kinston shooting

Posted December 27, 2012

— One man died and another was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of E. King Street in Kinston.

Officers responded to the address at about 3:45 p.m. after getting a call about a fight and shots being fired. There, they found Dajuquon "DJ" Poole, 19, and Tiran C. Farris, 28, both of Kinston, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The men were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where Poole was pronounced dead and Farris was listed in stable condition, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Kinston police tips line at 252-939-4020 or Commander Jennifer Canady at 252-939-3225.

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  • NCHighlander Dec 27, 1:03 p.m.

    Did they shoot each other?

    There are so many things I could say, but I don't believe they would make it past the editors. PracticalMagick

    You don't have to. Anybody with half a brain is thinking the very same thing.

  • klink Dec 27, 12:33 p.m.

    And I am sure who ever shot them was a legal registered gun owner too.

  • southerntalent Dec 27, 11:09 a.m.

    Officers responded to the address at about 3:45 p.m. after getting a call about a fight and shots being fired.

    There, they found Dajuquon "DJ" Poole, 19, and Tiran C. Farris, 28, both of Kinston, suffering from gunshot wounds.

    nuff said

  • PracticalMagick Dec 27, 10:29 a.m.

    Did they shoot each other?

    There are so many things I could say, but I don't believe they would make it past the editors.

  • monami Dec 27, 10:28 a.m.

    Lovely, more "gunplay." It wouldn't be a normal day of reporting news in these parts without at least one of these a day.