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Rocky Mount Police Search for Shooting Suspects

Posted June 17, 2007

— Rocky Mount police are looking for two suspects in a shooting that happened on Raleigh Road just after 11 p.m. Saturday night.

Dennis Dickens, 26, and Rashunna Parker, also 26, were shot while they sat in a gold Toyota sedan, according to police. Dickens was shot three times - in the neck, shoulder and rear end. Parker was shot once in her side.

Investigators said it appeared to be a robbery attempt.

Dickens and Parker were transported to Nash General for treatment. Their injuries are not life threatening, police said.


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  • gypsyfenix Jun 18, 2007

    I heard about this on the radio this morning. It was stated that they were sent to Pitt Memorial. ANY gunshot wound can be life threatening, depending on point of entry and what organs are hit.
    Who wrote this piece? Rear end? Come on, we're adults here. Isn't "buttocks" an accepted term nowadays????
    I have a feeling we will see more of these shootings until something is done in Rocky Mount. Every night I hear shots outside my house. They are using the cats in the neighborhood for target practice.
    I guess they moved on to bigger things.

  • skinnycow Jun 18, 2007

    Being shot in the neck sounds life threatening. They both are lucky to still be alive. I hope they catch the criminals that did this.

  • Notinitforthemoney Jun 18, 2007


  • peace_of_mind Jun 18, 2007

    Two shots to the neck and one to the rear end? None of them life threatening?

  • nbforrest Jun 18, 2007

    Where did you move too, Durham?

  • ladyblue Jun 18, 2007

    There is no where to hide from violence anymore.

  • bluebird1075 Jun 17, 2007

    It doesn't seem to make any difference where you live for this kind of thing to happen. Rky Mt PD are working hard to stop this kind of crime but, it takes more than the PD, it takes a community. If you see anyone or anything that looks or seems unusual, let your local PD know about it. It could save a life.

  • Jokers Wild Jun 17, 2007

    runorbike - The sad part about it is no matter where you move to, you will face this kind of violence. It finds every corner of the world now days.

  • jkca Jun 17, 2007

    Glad I recently moved from RMT.