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Rocky Mount Police Investigate Shooting

Posted April 3, 2008 9:15 a.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2008 12:17 p.m. EDT

— Rocky Mount Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting death Wednesday night.

Police found Ryan Anthony Lee, 16, with a gunshot wound to his torso at 1600 Clark St. He was transported to Nash General Hospital, where he died.

Officers were responding to a 10:30 p.m. report of a shooting near the intersection of Branch and Daughtridge streets when they found Lee.

The motive for the homicide is unclear, but police are considering the case gang-related.

Investigators are seeking information on a possible suspect vehicle. A burgundy Ford Taurus that was occupied by three black men was seen in the area of the shooting prior to and shortly following the incident.

Residents with any information on the case are urged to call Investigations Capt. Martin McCoy at 252-972-1485 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.