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Monday, 29 June 2015 14:19

Police seek identity of Sunday shooter

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Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a person who fired shots Sunday morning outside a bar, injuring one person.

Lieutenant C.L. Vaught said it can't be determined whether the person, who was shot in the back, was the intended victim until the shooter is identified.

Just before 1:45 a.m., Halifax Central Communications received a call of a fight at Yesteryear on Becker Drive, Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement.

While on the phone with dispatch, the caller said shots were fired.

Lieutenant Charles Burnette found a large crowd in the bar's parking lot and in the parking lot of surrounding businesses, but no one was found fighting or wanted to cooperate with law enforcement. Officers did find and recover numerous shell casings in the area.

Around 4 a.m., the police department received a call from Halifax Regional Medical Center about a person with a gunshot wound.

Officer Joey Spragins responded to speak with the victim.

The victim was in the parking lot next to Yesteryear when he heard numerous gunshots.

The victim left the scene and went home, but was then brought to the hospital by family and dropped off at the emergency room.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital early this morning.


Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Vaught 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

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