Two wounded by gunfire


From Staff Reports

Friday, January 18, 2019

Rocky Mount police are investigating a double shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon off North Harris Street.

A man and a woman were found with gunshot wounds after officers received a call at approximately 1 p.m., police Sgt. Brad Summerlin said. The incident occurred in the 400 block of North Harris Street in a residential area northwest of downtown.

Summerlin said the two people were transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where their conditions were unknown.

City spokeswoman Tameka Kenan-Norman said the names of the two victims aren’t being released at this time.

The incident follows Rocky Mount having been the scene of three fatal shootings — one of them a double homicide — the weekend of Jan. 5-6.

Sum­mer­lin said po­lice have yet to de­velop any sus­pects in the in­ci­dent.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this or any other crime in the area is asked to con­tact Crime Stop­pers at 252-977-1111 or crimestop­pers@rock­y­mountnc.gov

Text a tip to po­lice at 274637 by be­gin­ning mes­sages with RMPOL to di­rect the tip to the Rocky Mount Po­lice Depart­ment and type up to 155 char­ac­ters about the in­for­ma­tion. All texts are kept completely anonymous.