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A Weldon man died after sustaining a gunshot wound and two Roanoke Rapids men were also hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, in a shooting which occurred around 9 p.m. Monday.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said in a statement early this morning officers initially responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Second and Jackson streets when they located 26-year-old Jeremy Lemuel Motley lying in the roadway at Second and Madison streets.

Motley sustained what Guyant described as a traumatic gunshot wound and required immediate medical attention. He was pronounced deceased this morning shortly after midnight.

Officers also observed the collision scene and learned two people were leaving Food Lion when their vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle which was speeding from the area of Second and Madison streets. There were several bullet holes in the vehicle which struck the vehicle of the people leaving Food Lion.

There were also two people in the fleeing vehicle who sustained gunshot wounds — the driver, Jaquan Tereke Harris and Trevon Scottie Fleetwood, both 27.

The occupants of the vehicle struck by Harris are not being identified because they were not linked to the shooting, Guyant said. The occupants of the vehicle not linked to the shooting were reported to be in stable condition while Harris is reported to be in critical condition at ECU Medical Center. Fleetwood was treated at ECU North. 

No motive has been established and investigation continues, Guyant said. 

Guyant said this morning it is currently not clear who instigated the shooting and further evidence is being examined.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers via its website