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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club owner refuses interview opportunity to talk about murder outside his club


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - The first metro murder of the year happened right outside the Rhino Club late Sunday night. And according to Wilmington Police, the man murdered had just exited the club minutes before.

It's not the first time The Rhino Club has been at the center of a fight or some other type of violence. So we called owner Sean Tobin and invited him on our 5:30 newscast to talk live and unedited about the history of his club and what happened last night.

He told us that because of the "slanted" way we've covered the club in the past, he would never talk with us.

"I challenge anyone, including Mr. Tobin, to search our web site for stories on the Rhino Club and find any bias or slant," said WWAY News Director Scott Pickey. "He may not like the "way" we've covered his club, or the "number of stories" we've done on the fights and meyhem that continuously happens outside his club, but he will not find anything other than facts in our reporting."

According to Wilmington Police, they've been called to the Rhino Club almost 200 times in the last three years.

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