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Man Suspected Of Shooting Grandparents Still On Run

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KINSTON, N.C. — Authorities continued to search Wednesday for a man suspected of killing his grandfather and wounding his grandmother in a Tuesday morning shootout.

Marlon Williams, 33, may have fled to the Atlanta area following the shooting, authorities said. His car has Georgia license plates, and authorities believe he lived there before moving to the Kinston area this summer.

Robert Bryant, 69, was killed and his wife, Mildred Bryant 66, was wounded at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Dobbs Farm and Rouse roads, just east of Kinston, authorities said.

The Bryants and Williams were in their respective vehicles when the gunfight took place, authorities said. No information about a possible motive for the shooting has been released, but authorities said Williams had asked to meet his grandparents at that location.

Mildred Bryant has been transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning.

Williams, who also might have been wounded in the shootout, has served time for an armed robbery in Wilson County, authorities said.

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