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Halifax deputies search for two men in shooting

Posted September 27, 2008 7:01 a.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2008 6:25 a.m. EDT

— The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men that it believes shot another man Friday night.

Deputies said Leslie O'Neill Day was shot at a house on Shields Commissary Road in Scotland Neck around 9 p.m. The two shooters were armed with a shotgun.

Day was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. He was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses said the shooters fled the scene on foot and ran through a cotton field behind the house toward Kehukie Baptist Church on Sherman Drive. Deputies said the two men might have gotten into a vehicle parked nearby and left the area.

Investigators said the two men should have a lot of red clay on their shoes.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 252-583-8521 or Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves.