Three wounded in recent shootings


Staff Writer

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating three shootings that occurred this past weekend.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer at the Rocky Mount Police Department, said officers responded to a shot spotter activation call of a shooting that occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Sutton Road just outside the Berkshire Acres community.

Summerlin said a 29-year-old male victim was shot in the front yard of the residence. The victim was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and is listed in stable condition, Summerlin said. He added the suspected vehicle was a possible four-door black Honda Accord, but no physical description of a shooter was given.

Authorities also responded to a shooting at 7:14 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Branch Street where a 45-year-old male victim escaped unharmed from the gunfire, according to a report. Summerlin said the victim was walking home when a suspect described as a black male with long dreadlocks in a blue Nissan pulled up and shot at him but missed and drove off.

Officers also responded to a shooting at 7:08 p.m. Friday at a small grocery store in the 100 block of West Grand Avenue. Summerlin said two 26-year-old men were shot while in the parking lot of the store.

He added that the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Summerlin said the suspected vehicle was a green sedan, but no physical description of a shooter was given. 

Anyone with information about thise incident should contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Text-A-Tip (Text RMPOL) and your message to CRIMES (274637). All texts remain completely anonymous.