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Man shot to death in Roanoke Rapids

Posted September 22, 2011

— Police said Thursday that they were investigating a Wednesday night shooting death in Roanoke Rapids.

Officers found the body of Lorenzo Tann Jr., 23, between two houses in the 100 block of Madison Street shortly before 8 p.m., said Capt. Andy Jackson of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Jackson said investigators don't have any suspects in the case.

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  • NCwhisperer... Sep 23, 10:23 a.m.

    Lack of any kind of sustainable employment that pays more than minimum wage.
    Click to view my profile justafella

    This has been the case for well over 15 yrs that I am aware of....so you can't put it on that I'm afraid.....

  • akatonitots Sep 23, 10:18 a.m.

    Glad I dont live there anymore. Right before I left I was scared to walk out my front door cause the police seemed to always be around my moms house, now I know I wouldnt be going outside at all if I lived up there.

  • Skywatch_NC Sep 23, 9:57 a.m.

    Yup, its a Thursday in R.R.

    And it was a Thursday wherever you live, too.

  • Disabled Vet Sep 23, 8:07 a.m.

    It is getting to the point that if a day goes by and nobody gets shot or killed, then that would be news. As it is, getting shot osr stabbed is a daily occurrence anymore.

  • doubletrouble Sep 22, 6:28 p.m.

    Roanoke Rapids used to be a very peaceful type of little town, though for their size, they have always had a pretty good police presence always around. Homicides used to pretty rare...now, it seems to be a bi-weekly deal.

  • justafella Sep 22, 6:25 p.m.

    What in the world is going on in Roanoke Rapids/Weldon here lately.

    Lack of any kind of sustainable employment that pays more than minimum wage.

  • fungod12000 Sep 22, 2:41 p.m.

    Yup, its a Thursday in R.R.

  • dwallace9392 Sep 22, 12:10 p.m.

    My heart and throughts goes out to the family and friends.My prayers are with you all. I think that I may know this family. Are they related to the Tann's from Jackson,NC? Either way,I feel sorry for the family and friends and all their relatives.People, stop the killings. It is senseless.

  • killing_me_softly Sep 22, 10:28 a.m.

    What in the world is going on in Roanoke Rapids/Weldon here lately. Too many homicides in the last month.