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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — Two men were taken to the hospital after they apparently shot each other yesterday in Elizabethtown.

Elizabethtown Police says around 4:45 p.m. officers responded to shots fired near 418 Martin Luther King Dr. While officers were responding, dispatchers told them that someone had arrived at Bladen County Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Officers went to the hospital and met with Taquay Montez Newkirk, 22, of Whiteville, who had a gunshot wound to his head. While they were there, a second man, Gerald Bennett Thomas, 56, of Elizabethtown arrived with a gunshot to his left leg.

Officers learned that the men got into some sort of argument and began shooting at each other. Both men were transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening wounds.

Officers say the men gave them conflicting stories. The investigation continues, and charges are still possible.

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Wilmington Observer
2015 years 10 months ago

What kind of mother saddles their child with this name??

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Guest Reply Redux
2015 years 10 months ago

That reminds me of this story.
This is about a kid whose legal name was *Tommy Do-Do Lips*. On his 18th birthday, he went in front of a Magistrate to ask to have his name changed. After reviewing his request to do so…the Judge said…”Son…I will most definitely allow you to change your legal name. What shall it be?”
Tommy said…”I want to change it to *Tommy Craplips*!”

Fire the DA's
2015 years 10 months ago

The sad part of the story is that they both survived…….Give them there guns back and let them try again.

2015 years 10 months ago

When out go to the shooting range, get some lessons so next time you can do each other in and rid us of your stupidity!

2015 years 10 months ago

When both people should target practice bit more.
This is one of these instances.



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