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Rocky Mount men run to escape shooting

Posted June 5, 2009

— Someone opened fire on two men standing outside along Gay Street who ran to escape injury early Friday, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in progress at 815 Gay St. shortly after 2 a.m. The men told police that they were standing next to a vehicle belonging to one of them when an unidentified man began firing at them and they ran.

Bullets struck the vehicle, a house and a trailer. No one was injured.

Police have not made an arrest in the shooting.


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  • newwake Jun 5, 2009

    I used to live in rocky Mount. It was a junk hole then and apparently nothing has changed.

  • celong Jun 5, 2009

    Gay Street and 2am. Why don't you just wear a sign.

  • rmgirl Jun 5, 2009

    Was the staff writer asleep when s/he wrote this story?

  • starshield Jun 5, 2009

    Hello Turtle, ready for them PIRATES.


    If the people of Rocky Mount reaaly knew all of what was going on they would be sick. Another shooting the same day and the guy was released on a $1,000 bond. Got to love the 7th judicial district.

  • TarheelTurtle Jun 5, 2009

    Well, I nominate this headline to be this years "Captain Obvious" Award winner.

    Wouldn't you run if someone were firing a gun at you? I'm fairly certain I wouldn't just stand there.

  • ECU4lyf Jun 5, 2009

    Hey Rocky Mount...this is where your curfew comes into effect. How old were these men? Yes I know they were shot at, but why were they out at around 2:00 am to start with? The age limit needs to be raised on your curfew, and if someone admits to being out and being shot at in the wee hours of the morning, then you ticket them with a curfew violation.