UPDATED TO A HOMICIDE -
Just after midnight, Saturday October 17th shots rang out on Luper St in Rocky Mount. A person called Dispatch advising that a male was laying in their yard and he had been shot.
This information was shared on the Fighting Crime supporter platform as it was happening.
RMPD arrived on scene and advised that a male was laying on the ground on the 800 block of Luper Street and was unconscious and had been shot.
Citizens advise Fighting Crime that the shooting happened at the "liquor house". Citizens shared posts from Facebook advising same.
It is not known how many witnesses saw the shooting.
UPDATE FROM RMPD
On October 17th, 2020 at approximately 12:06 a.m., Officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired in the 700 block of Luper St. When they arrived, Officers located a 30-year-old male victim at the scene. The victim appeared to have been shot and he succumbed to his injuries. The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of family. The investigation of this case is on-going.
We are asking that anyone with information about this incident to please contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Text-A-Tip (Text RMPOL) and your message to CRIMES (274637). Your text is completely anonymous.
As RMPD was investigating this shooting shots rang out on Beverly Rd where occupants of a beige Ford Explorer was seen firing shots. RMPD was unable to locate that vehicle, no one was reported injured at that location.
If you have any information or saw anything contact RMPD at 252-972-1411.