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Police Search for Gunman in Fatal Rocky Mount Shooting

Posted February 11, 2007

— Rocky Mount police are looking for answers in a fatal drive-by shooting Saturday night.

According to investigators, 26-year-old Gary Lamont Robbins was driving a van along Rex Street in Rocky Mount about 8:45 p.m. when someone fired into his van, striking him.

Robbins then crashed his van at the intersection of Rex Street and Vance Street. Police said he died at the scene of the crash.

The shooter or shooters fled the scene, and no description or information about them was available. The incident remains under investigation.

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  • Fence Straddler Feb 12, 2007

    This was definitely a personal attack on 26 year old Gary L. Robbins. I hope it was a random act of violence.

    Still, another senseless killing in the streets of America.

  • BLOCKHEAD Feb 11, 2007

    Probably should change the name to "Rock Mount" or
    Maybe "New Rock City", Just Funnin With Yall,
    Seriously, Its a shame whats happening to our country ,goin to hell in handbasket. Same things happening in the town I grew up in, Got so bad I had to leave.I didnt feel it was safe for my family.

  • mikeNC Feb 11, 2007

    i agree, Rocky Mount "The City on the Rise". Finding babies in dumpsters and reports of murder all the time, what in the world is going on?

  • Its me again Feb 11, 2007

    Rocky Mount, a town I've grown up in, is becoming the next crack capitol of NC. What a shame to have a group of city officals who take more interest in a statue than in the real problems of our city. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!