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Police: No suspects in Saturday gun battle

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on November 4, 2009 1:46 PM

Police continue to investigate a Saturday shooting that severely injured two Goldsboro men, who are still in the hospital, police said early today.

Derrick Raymont Best, of Mimosa Street, and Qushawn Mondrell Broadhurst are still recovering after the shooting.

Both men have been placed under private care at area hospitals, and updated conditions for the pair were not available.

Police described the incident, which happened just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, as a shootout. It happened in the parking lot of Party Central, a nightclub off Wayne Memorial Drive.

Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said Wednesday morning that no suspects have yet been developed in the case.

"I don't have any additional information as of yet," Calloway said, adding that Investigator Dwayne Dean had been assigned to the case.

Police Major. Mike Hopper said "quite a bit" of gunfire was exchanged outside Party Central. A police captain said that four cars suffered varying degrees of damage. The damaged cars did not belong to either of the injured men, the captain said.

Best and Broadhurst both have criminal records, police said, but Best has faced the most serious charges.

Best, 27, had been accused of the attempted murder of Alicia Griffin, and was charged with violating his probation in March, according to police records.

Court records indicated Best had missed appointments with a probation officer while under house arrest.

Probation authorities also alleged that Best failed to keep a phone line working to allow for proper electronic monitoring.