Greenville law firm speaks out following violent shooting spree - WNCT

Greenville law firm speaks out following violent shooting spree

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

The law firm near where a shooting rampage began in Greenville says the gunman had no affiliation with their office.

Speaking out for the first time on Monday at a press conference in New Bern, Norman Kellum, the owner of Kellum Law Firm, says suspected gunman Lakim Faust was never one of their clients. Police say Faust's random shooting spree Friday morning left four innocent people seriously hurt.

Kellum says the shooter's first victim, 64-year-old Timothy Edwards, was a good friend of several employees at the law office.

He says Edwards, an insurance adjuster at Geico, had just left the law office after dropping off a check and some paperwork.

Kellum says Edwards was sitting in his car when the shooter came up and shot him twice through his driver's side window.

"Everybody who sees this on television: You could have been the victim, or a victim. None of us are safe, and we should know it by now," said Kellum.

On Monday the law firm established a victim's relief fund called "Greenville Strong," organized by CarolinaEast Foundation. They've contributed $5,000 to help with victims' medical expenses.

For more information on the relief fund, check out www.carolinaeastfoundation.com/welcome/welcome.html.

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