Mystery gunshot

Published 8:42 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

AHOSKIE – The Ahoskie Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in helping to solve a mysterious shooting here in the wee hours of Monday morning.

While the victim was not seriously injured, who pulled the trigger and why remains unknown at this time.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh said his officers responded to a call from Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital concerning a gunshot victim.

“From the very limited information we have, the victim was apparently taken to the hospital via a private vehicle,” Fitzhugh said. “The victim, a female, said she was walking in the area of Alton/Rogers streets, near Academy Street, when she heard a gunshot and then felt a sharp pain in her arm.”

The bullet was what the Chief described as a “through-and-through” – meaning it entered and exited her arm.

Fitzhugh said she was treated for the wound at the hospital and released.

“We have very, very little to go on in investigating this case,” Fitzhugh said. “We cannot confirm if she was where she said she was when she was struck by the bullet. All we’re going on at this time is what she has told us, and that’s very little.

“We’re hoping that the public can help us solve this case and learn the identity of the shooter. If anyone saw or heard anything around midnight Sunday in the area of Alton, Rogers or Academy (streets), please give us a call at 252-332-5012,” Fitzhugh concluded.

APD Investigator Justin Farmer and Detective Sgt. Stephen White are handling the case.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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