Tuesday, June 25, 2024

17-year-old North Carolina girl killed at Memorial Day Party shootout with nearly 200 people in attendance


In a tragic turn of events, 17-year-old Dyzer Gooding lost her life on Sunday night in Kinston, North Carolina during a Memorial Day Celebration.

The Kinston Police Department responded to calls at Bille Faye Park around 9:20 p.m., where they found Gooding among a crowd of about 200 people, tragically deceased.

Reports indicate that chaos erupted during the party, with an unidentified group engaging in a reckless exchange of gunfire that ultimately claimed Gooding’s life.

Kinston Mayor Don Hardy, who has been grappling with escalating violence and police misconduct in the city, expressed his heartfelt sympathies to Gooding’s family and urged the community to unite against such senseless acts of violence.

A video circulating on Instagram Live, captured by a user under the handle jaleiyaniyeil._ and obtained by The North Carolina Beat, depicts a tense scene inside a dark car as it speeds away from the shooting, the sound of impact echoing in the background.


The shooting is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.


  1. Man this crap needs to end I lost my Son Nathaniel Crawford November 27 of 2022 he was 22 years old my condolences go out to the family Kinston is not the place to be man I let about five months ago and don’t miss it at all.


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