APD probes shooting

Published 5:51 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019

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AHOSKIE – One person is hospitalized after gunshots rang out in Ahoskie on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the Ahoskie Police seek information on who was responsible for pulling the trigger.

APD Chief Troy Fitzhugh said his department received a call shortly before 11:30 p.m. in reference to gunshots being fired in the vicinity of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and First Street.

“Shortly thereafter, at 11:36 p.m., we received a call from the hospital (Vidant Roanoke-Chowan) that a male had arrived there suffering from a gunshot wound,” Fitzhugh said. “The gunshot victim was driven to the hospital by another individual.”

The Chief added that his officers collected evidence in the general area of the shots-fired call.

“We were able to talk to the victim prior to them being airlifted to Greenville [Vidant Medical Center] as well as speaking to the driver of the vehicle that transported to the victim to our local hospital, but neither were able to give us a description of the shooter.”

The names of the victim and the driver were not made available.

“We are actively investigating this incident,” Fitzhugh said on Sunday afternoon.

Fitzhugh urges those with information regarding the shooting to contact APD Lt. Jeremy Roberts at 252-332-5011.