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2 men shot, injured outside bar in Eden early Saturday morning

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EDEN, N.C. – Two men were shot and injured outside a bar in Rockingham County early Saturday morning, according to Eden police.

Officers were called to Summer’s Bar & Grill at 220 A W. Kings Highway at about 2 a.m. on a report of gunshots fired.

Arriving officers found that numerous shots had been fired and vehicles were damaged, Eden police said in a press release.

Investigators believe there were multiple shooters and two groups of people fired shots at each other from across the parking lot. No arrests have been made.

While officers were on the scene, police said two people suffering gunshot wounds pulled up to the emergency room entrance to Morehead Memorial Hospital.

Police said the victims, Benjamin Joseph Evans, 21, of Greensboro, and David Lashawn Blackwell, 24, of Reidsville, were transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and are in stable condition.

Eden police continue to investigate. Anyone who was at the bar between 12:45 and 2 a.m. Saturday can call Detective Brian Disher at the Eden Police Department at (336) 623-9755 (24 hr.), (336) 623-9240 (Detective Unit) or Rockingham County Crimestoppers at (336) 349-9683.

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