Rocky Mount police are investigating a shooting that sent a 26-year-old man to the hospital late Thursday night.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation call about 11:17 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of Union Street. The ShotSpotter system indicated that 13 rounds had been fired followed by another six rounds a few seconds later.
As police were responding to the location, they were notified that a vehicle had been struck by gunfire on the 200 block of Cedar Street near Union Street. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered that the vehicle had been driven from the scene.
Officers soon located the vehicle and discovered that the driver had been shot in the leg. The victim, identified only as a 26-year-old Black man, was treated at the scene and transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His current condition was unknown as of press time, Cpl. Clay Wilder of the Rocky Mount Police Department said.
Wilder said the victim was in the vehicle with a 31-year-old woman at the time of the incident. She was not injured and left the car to check on other relatives before police reached the driver, Wilder said.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the police department and typing up to 155 characters about the information.