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Two victims shot in robbery attempt

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Two Roanoke Rapids men were shot Tuesday night during a botched armed robbery on Sycamore Street in Weldon.

Lieutenant Joseph Sealey of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said the men sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

One was shot in the buttocks while the other was grazed at the top of his foot from a shot fired from a handgun.

The matter occurred shortly after 11:15 p.m.

It was not clear what was said to the victims, Sealey said, or what prompted the men to shoot.

Sealey said the victims described the suspects as black males, one wearing a black hooded jacket and the other wearing a floppy fishing hat, commonly called a bucket hat. They supposedly had northern accents.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 252-583-8201 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

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