Police investigate three weekend shootings

By Brie Handgraaf

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A man was wounded Sunday morning in one of three shootings in a four-hour timeframe.

The first shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Rose Street.

Several people were at a house when gunshots went off outside, police said.

A car and a vacant apartment were damaged, but no one was injured. Witnesses described seeing two suspects in dark clothing leave in a light-colored four-door Civic or simliar vehicle.

Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot several times at a house on the 1100 block of East Holly Street.

Police said numerous people were inside a house when a gunman fired at the house before fleeing the scene. No description of the suspect was released.

The victim was treated at Nash General Hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Less than an hour later, officers responded to the 1600 block of Davis Street where a house had been damaged by bullets, but no one was injured.

No description of the suspect was released.

“There is no indications, at this point, that these incidents are related,” said Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis. “However, we are always exploring the possibilities that crimes are connected.”

No arrests have been made in these cases.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@
rockymountnc.gov.