Norfolk man found dead in front of North Carolina KFC

Photo by Duplin County Sheriff's Office

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man was identified as the victim of Thursday morning murder in Duplin County, N.C.

WAVY’s sister station in Greenville, WITN, reports 21-year-old McKinley Beaty, Jr. from Norfolk was found dead around 12:30 a.m. in front of a KFC, just off the I-40 exit of Highway 24.

Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace told WITN Beaty was shot multiple times. The sheriff said Beaty hadn’t been in the area for long, and his purpose for being there is still part of the investigation.

No arrests have yet been made in Beaty’s murder.

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