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Two sought in Rocky Mount shooting

Posted November 19, 2009 10:25 p.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting in front of 417 Villa Street Thursday.

Gary Beaver, 47, was walking from Chester Street to Villa Street when he was approached by two unknown black men. The suspects shot Beaver multiple times in his legs, back and neck.

The motive of the shooting is unknown, authorities said.

Beaver was taken to Nash General Hospital and was listed in crucial condition Thursday night.

One suspect was wearing a white T-shirt and the other was in a black T-shirt.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.