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Deputies: Wayne County man shoots housemate

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GOLDSBORO — Sheriff's deputies say a man sprayed his Wayne County home with gunfire and severely injured a housemate Monday night. 

Nakia Lequan Atkins, 20, of 214 Blue Ridge Drive in the Dudley community south of Goldsboro, is accused of shooting 43-year-old Ronaza Earl Bunn and firing at others in the home.

Deputies were called to the scene at 8:14 p.m. and found Atkins on the front porch with his hands raised, Maj. Richard Lewis of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Inside the home, Bunn was found lying in the living room with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Bunn was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro and transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for emergency care.

As deputies rendered aid to Bunn, Lewis said a man, woman and 4-year-old who also live at the Blue Ridge Drive home came into the living room. They told investigators that Bunn fired several shots inside the house and Bunn was the only person injured. 

"No one had any information on why the subject started shooting," Lewis said in the release.

Deputies did not specify whether the four adults living in the home are related. 

Investigators detained Atkins and brought him to the sheriff's office annex for an interview. Lewis said Atkins experienced a medical emergency during the interview and was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care. 

Upon his release from the hospital, Atkins was charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center under a combined $600,000 secured bond.

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