The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:
On Sunday shortly after 9:30 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Jackson Street after a call that shots were fired and a person was injured.
The victim was enroute to the hospital when officers arrived. He was treated and is in good condition.
Officers discovered multiple rounds in the area and learned a home had been shot into.
The officers secured the crime scene and made contact with the victim who was shot in the arm.
Motive remains under investigation.
On Saturday shortly before 10:30 p.m. officers responded to Subway on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway after receiving an armed robbery call.
Officers learned a person described as a Black male entered the store under the pretense of using the restroom. However, the person pointed a gun at one of the employees and demanded the registers be opened.
The man, who had a close haircut, wore a green sweater and stood around 6-feet tall, made the employees and a customer who had entered lie down. He told them to wait before they called the police or he would shoot them. The suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money.
A canine track was conducted but the suspect was not located.
The police department continues to investigate this robbery and one on July 22 in which a suspect was identified and is wanted in the heist of a gaming center.
Anyone with information on the shooting or robberies is encouraged to contact Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or the police department at 252-533-2810.