A 24-year-old Roanoke Rapids woman has been identified as the fatal shooting victim during a party in Enfield which turned violent early this morning, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.
Lieutenant Shane Guyant said it appears the shooting which claimed the life of Cierra Webb began after an argument broke out between a group of women inside the area where the party was being held, the information, the lieutenant said, coming from limited witnesses.
A series of shots were fired in the party area. People ran to their cars and multiple shots were fired by people leaving.
A total of six people were shot.
The shooting victims are:
A 16-year-old juvenile who was transported to the Nash UNC emergency room.
Webb, who was identified as the deceased.
Zachary Bagley from Washington, North Carolina. He and Eddie Jeffries of Roanoke Rapids were transported to ECU Health in Greenville for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Ralph Mayo Jr. of Roanoke Rapids was transported to ECU North and was treated and released.
Anthony Chavis Jr. of Rocky Mount was airlifted to ECU Health and was reported to be in stable condition.
Keona Pulley of Rocky Mount was treated and released at Nash UNC for a shoulder injury she sustained while fleeing.
Guyant said the party managers had people searching those who entered the party area. He said, however, there was no security in the parking area.
The sheriff’s office learned of the party Friday through a post made by the DJ. “We had not been asked to work security at this party,” Guyant said. “In fact, the posting stated that they had security. We also did not receive any ABC permitting requests. We were asked to work at another private party at this location last weekend, but we had no available units to work it. That party was held, but no problems were experienced.”
The sheriff’s office is familiar with the ones throwing the party, which was held at Double D Ranch off Green Acres Road. There have been problems reported at their parties in other jurisdictions, Guyant said.
There were no nuisance calls at the party until the 911 calls came in about the shooting, which occurred around 1:30 this morning.
The sheriff’s office is encouraging anyone who attended the event or others who might have information to contact the office at 252-583-8201 or by contacting Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
Those with information can also use the Crimestoppers website and click submit a tip.