Police are seeking the public’s help finding out the source of gunfire in the early morning hours earlier this month as an officer was conducting a businesses watch in the commercial part of the northwest side of the city.

The officer was in the 1200 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard, which is the location of the shopping center anchored by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, when at 2:14 a.m. on March 1, a shot was fired in the parking lot, Cpl. Clay Wilder said.

The officer and another officer began circulating in the parking lot when they heard another shot, this one coming from an undetermined location, Wilder said.

More officers arrived and a 9 mm shell casing was found in the parking lot, Wilder said.

Anyone with any information about the gunfire or any crimes in the area is asked to contact police at 252-972-1411, Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the police department and by typing up to 155 characters about the information.

Police investigated the following incidents the past two weeks:

Assault

  • 1200 block of Liberty Street.
  • 2100 block of Tanglewood Road.
  • 400 block of North Mercer Street.
  • 500 block of Cascade Avenue.
  • 100 block of Positive Way.
  • 1000 block of Williford Street.

Commercial break-in

  • 1600 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.
  • 2400 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Fraud

  • 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Hit-and-run

  • 500 block of East Grand Avenue.
  • 3500 block of Sunset Avenue.
  • 3200 block of Sunset Avenue.
  • 100 block of North Old Carriage Road.
  • 100 block of Rowe Drive.
  • 1800 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.
  • 1400 block of Jeffreys Road.
  • 1400 block of Shirley Leak Avenue.
  • 500 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 200 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.
  • 2800 block of Sunset Avenue.

Larceny

  • 700 block of Brassie Club Drive.
  • 100 block of Remington Drive.
  • 200 block of Kandemor Lane.
  • 3700 block of Loblolly Drive.
  • 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 500 block of North Halifax Road.
  • 500 block of Sutters Creek Boulevard.
  • 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 1100 block of South Franklin Street.
  • 1000 block of Coggins Court.
  • 300 block of North Glendale Drive.
  • 300 block of Foxhall Drive.
  • 100 block of Otis Lane.
  • 800 block of Short Spoon Circle.
  • 1200 block of Liberty Street.

Motor vehicle theft

  • 600 block of South Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 100 block of Loch Court.

Property damage

  • 100 block of Howard Street.
  • 200 block of North Moring Avenue.
  • 800 block of Paul Street.
  • 400 block of Hammond Street.
  • 1400 block of Cooper Street.
  • 3200 block of Sunset Avenue.

Residential break-in

  • 900 block of Gay Street.
  • 1000 block of West Thomas Street.
  • 1700 block of Windsor Drive.
  • 100 block of King Richard Court.
  • 1700 block of Lynne Avenue.
  • 1800 block of Duncan Drive.
  • 800 block of York Street.