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One Shooting Victim Out Of Hospital, Other Improving

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Jul 24 2012 01:22:01 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 27 2012 01:25:40 PM CDT
NEW BERN -

The search for a suspect in a store-robbery shooting continues as one of the two victims is released from the hospital.

Chris Phillips, one of the victims shot Tuesday at the Dollar General in New Bern, has been released from the hospital, according to Vidant Medical Center.

The second victim, Dante Dillahunt, is now listed in "good" condition.

Police release the 911 calls Wednesday in the shooting of two employees at a Dollar General Store in New Bern. Both employees are heard calling for help after they had been robbed and shot. Police are still searching for the shooter.

The Dollar General shooter walked into the Neuse Boulevard store Tuesday, said nothing and then started shooting, according to a family member of one of the victims.

New Bern Police released 911 calls made by both employees who were shot.  The first call was made by Chris Phillips, a store clerk.

Phillips: "We've got two people shot at the dollar general."
911: "Where did he shot at?"
Phillips: "I got shot in my side and my manager got shot in the face. We got robbed."
911: "You've been robbed?"
Phillips: "Yeah."

The second victim, 43-year-old Dante Dillahunt, also called 911.

911: "Do you have any emergency?"
Dillahunt: "Ya, I've been shot."
911: "Where are you shot at?"
Dillahunt: "I think in maybe the jaw somewhere. Oh God."

Surveillance cameras show a picture of the man walking into the store, and police say he is the shooter. A white rag covers part of his face, but police are hoping someone will recognize him from the surveillance pictures.

The Dollar General Store remained closed Wednesday, but a sign outside says it will re-open Thursday at noon.

HEAR FROM THE VICTIMS' FAMILY AND FRIENDS HERE.

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Previous Story: Two shot during Dollar General Robbery

Two were shot during what police call an attempted robbery at the Dollar General on Neuse Boulevard, and now authorities are looking for that shooter.

Officials at the scene said that the store manager and a clerk were shot. Officials at the scene say one of the victims was shot in the face.

Dante Dillahunt, the store manager, and Chris Phillips, an employee, were the two injured in the robbery, a friend of the victims said. Vidant Medical Center in Greenville had Dillahunt listed in critical condition Tuesday night; currently, his family has requested that his status not be updated publicly. Phillips is listed in good condition.

It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday, and police are still searching for a suspect.

Investigators are looking for a suspect described as a man wearing a blue plaid shirt, with blue jeans who was driving a black Hyundai Sonata.

Passers-by were aware of the goings on at the store; Neuse Boulevard near Highway 43 was closed for about 90 minutes during investigators' initial search for the suspect.