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Rocky Mount bicyclist injured in drive-by shooting

Posted April 24, 2012 10:45 a.m. EDT

— A bicyclist was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Rocky Mount Monday evening, police said.

Police said that Antoine Montrell Barnes, 21, was riding his bike to his home on Rosewood Avenue around 7 p.m. when a male passenger in a passing car fired at him near the intersection with North Ferndale Drive.

Barnes was shot in the shoulder, police said. He was taken to Nash Healthcare Systems and then transferrred to Vidant Medical Systems in Greenville. Police said he was in critical but stable condition Tuesday.

Police described the car as a gold, newer model Toyota Corolla. A woman was driving it.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Rocky Mount police at 252-972-972 or Capt. Laura Fahestock at 252-972-1681 or Laura.Fahnestock@rockymountnc.gov.

Twin County Crime Stoppers takes anonymous tips at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.