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Two shot, killed outside Greenville bar

Posted June 30, 2009 8:31 a.m. EDT
Updated June 30, 2009 4:16 p.m. EDT

— Greenville police are investigating a drive-by shooting near The Other Place bar Tuesday morning.

Kip Gaskins of the Greenville Police Department said there was a fight at the intersection of Fifth and Reed streets just after 2 a.m., and that the shooting happened shortly thereafter.

Police said Eastern Carolina University student Edgar Landon Blackley, 22, was shot, along with restaurant worker Charles Andrew Kirby, 28. The men were struck in their upper bodies by bullets fired from a white sedan. Gaskins said the victims were most likely innocent bystanders.

Both victims were taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where they died, police said.

Police have not released a description of the shooter. 

East Carolina University sent an alert to students Tuesday morning, describing the suspects as two black men. "The first suspect is described as having light skin, being tall, and wearing a white T-shirt. The other suspect is described as being tall, wearing a white V-neck shirt and wearing a red hat," the alert said.

The vehicle that the suspect was driving at the time of the shooting was found around noon Tuesday on McDowell Street in Greenville, police said.

Police asked anyone with any information that could help with the investigation to call 252-329-4317 or 252-758-7777.