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Man falls from SUV, dies of gunshot wounds

Posted December 12, 2008 8:11 p.m. EST

— Witnesses told Mount Olive police that someone pushed a dying man with gunshot wounds from a sport-utility vehicle onto a road and then sped off Friday morning.

Police said that a Hispanic man, approximately 40 years old, fell out of the front passenger door of a white SUV in the 1000 block of North Breazeale Avenue, near the Roses shopping center shortly before 11 a.m.

The white SUV sped away southbound on Breazeale Avenue. It was possibly a GMC Yukon, investigators said.

EMS workers transported the victim to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he died. He had sustained what appeared to be gunshot wounds, police said.

Investigators have not identified the victim.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to Mount Olive polic at 919-658-5031, ext. 104 or Goldsboro/Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information leading to arrests in certain felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.