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1 killed, 1 injured in Sunday shooting

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Wilson police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Sunday night at a bar on Tarboro Street. 

Police responded to El Gavilon Bar located at 1403 Tarboro St. shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived, they found Mario Cruz Bautista, 28, and Rodrigo Morales-Luna, 30, of Wilson, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Capt. Kendra Howell. 

Officers and EMS attempted CPR on Bautista but were unsuccessful, she said. Bautista was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said Morales-Luna suffered non-life threatening injuries. Morales-Luna was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where he is in stable condition, Howell said. 

Officials said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and no suspect information is available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Wilson CrimeStoppers at 252-243-2255. 

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