7-Eleven clerk shot multiple times and killed early Friday

Published 8:11 am Friday, May 5, 2023

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The clerk at the Carolina Road 7-Eleven was shot and killed early Friday when two men entered the store and opened fire.

Suffolk Police said the incident occurred at the 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Carolina Road at about 12:38 a.m. Friday, May 5.

Two unknown suspects entered the store with handguns and immediately started shooting at the clerk, police said in a news release.  The clerk, Ketron Exavier Smith, 20, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

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No money or merchandise was taken from the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. Police said there is no further information available for release.  

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