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Man shot in parked car at Roanoke Rapids gas station

Posted May 5, 2013

— Authorities say a man was shot while sitting in a parked car Saturday night outside a convenience store near Roanoke Rapids.

The shooting happened at Marathon Gas Station on U.S. Highway 158 around 9 p.m. The motive appeared to be robbery, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to Halifax Regional Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Sunday morning.

Investigators have not arrested a suspect.


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  • dontstopnow May 6, 2013

    Some people who are to sorry to work are always going to do this to support themselves. Not a thing to do with what the weapon of choice was!

  • streetglide May 6, 2013

    and give up my GUN,, at least I can still return fire,, better than just standing there, as SOME WILL DO! NC is the wild ,wild west with Durham as the capital,, a person who does not own a gun in Durham,, is just asking to be robbed, that is the facts!

  • skullie2 May 6, 2013

    The shooting that occurred was not in the same vicinity or any place close to the Royal Palace Theater where 38 special played the night before.

  • Obamacare survives May 6, 2013

    No thanks, I'll wait until LA Guns comes to town.

  • Barfly May 6, 2013

    .38 Special did play at the Royal Palace on Friday evening. Coincidence?

  • Obamacare survives May 6, 2013

    Sounds like another lovely NC town.