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Monday, 06 July 2015 14:32

Victim stabbed, shot

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Roanoke Rapids police investigators are trying to determine whether the same suspects who stabbed a man inside a store Sunday morning may have been involved in the shooting of the victim.

Police Chief Chuck Hasty said investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the stabbing, which occurred around 1:45 inside Bobby's Supermarket.

When Officer Jeffrey Mason responded to a call of a fight inside the store, he discovered the parties were gone.

After speaking with the employee who reported the matter and reviewing surveillance video, he discovered the victim was approached by two men and assaulted. One person stabbed the victim in the stomach and back with a knife and the fight continued toward the back of the store.

As Mason continued his investigation at the store, a call came in a victim, who was later determined to be the person stabbed, was at the emergency room at Halifax Regional Medical Center and was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Master Officer Gorton Williams assisted Mason with the investigation at the hospital and it was determined after the victim left the store to seek medical attention for the stab wounds, he was shot by an unknown person or persons.

The victim was treated and released.

The person who assaulted the victim in the store was described as a black male wearing a red shirt and the other was described as a black male who was not wearing a shirt. They were last seen getting into a gold car and traveling north on Roanoke Avenue.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Investigator Chris Babb at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.



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