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One man wounded in string of weekend shootings

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Several shootings this weekend resulted in damage to property while one resulted in the wounding of a 22-year-old man.

A man was wounded in a shooting about 11 a.m. Friday as he was walking on Harris Street from West Thomas Street. The victim, Marquis Allen Jefferson, said he heard a car following him and turned around just in time to see shots fired from a burgundy car. Jefferson reportedly fled the scene through a field and ended up on the 1100 block of Gay Street, where he realized that he had been shot.

Rocky Mount police responded to the scene and found emergency workers treating Jefferson for what Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said was a minor wound.

The incident is still under investigation.

Rocky Mount police responded to a shot spotter call about 2:50 p.m. Friday  and found that the rear window of a home on the 900 block of Belvedere Street had been damaged by gunfire. The building was unoccupied at the time, Lewis said.

Two cars were also damaged by gunfire over the weekend.

Several windows were shot out of a silver 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe parked at 708 Marlee Drive just after midnight on Saturday morning.

Rocky Mount police responded to a shots fired call about 2:40 a.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Long Avenue and found that the back left window of a 2000 Honda Accord had been damaged by shots from a handgun.

Neither vehicle was occupied at the time, Lewis said. All these incidents are still under investigation.

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