An 11-year-old boy was found this weekend to have sustained a superficial injury to his head as a result of gunfire, police said.

Officers responded at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Saturday to the 1700 block of Lafayette Circle, police Cpl. Ricky Jackson said in a brief news release on Sunday afternoon.

Lafayette Circle is in the West Haven area of the city and close to the Tar River and City Lake Park.

Emergency medical personnel transported the boy to Nash UNC Health Care for additional treatment, Jackson said.

The incident initially occurred near the intersection of Westwood Drive and York Street, Jackson said.


The intersection of Westwood and York is adjacent to the Somerset Court of Rocky Mount assisted living facility and in the Cedar Brook area of the area.

This marked the second instance in the past two weeks of police reporting a boy having to be taken to the hospital as a result of gunfire in Rocky Mount.

During the afternoon of April 17, officers responded to the 500 block of Clyde Street in the Little Raleigh area of the city near Buck Leonard Park.

The boy, 15, was found to have sustained a graze wound, Jackson said in a brief news release later that afternoon.

Attempts by the Telegram on Monday to obtain updates and additional information from Jackson about both shootings were unsuccessful.