Three shot at night club

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ST. JOHN – Three people were shot in an incident here in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan, one person has been charged and more are pending as a result of an incident at the Forest Inn night club.

“We received a call from Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in reference to three people being there suffering from gunshot wounds,” Sheriff Vaughan said.

The incident reportedly took place just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Two of the victims were treated at RCH and released, the sheriff said, and a third was transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital.

One of those who received a gunshot wound was charged in the incident. That man, Brandon Desean Smith, of Elm Street in Aulander, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Smith was arrested at 5 a.m. Sunday and placed in the Hertford County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. He will have his first appearance in Hertford County District Court today (Tuesday).

Lt. Will Liverman is investigating the case for the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Vaughan said he believes additional charges will be filed in the incident.