Ahoskie shooting injures pedestrian

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, June 24, 2021

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AHOSKIE – One person suffered a non-life threatening injury after being shot here earlier this afternoon (Thursday) while walking on West Main Street.

The name of the victim was not made public.

Ahoskie Police Chief Jimmy Asbell told the R-C News-Herald that several individuals were walking on West Main Street, in the area behind Ahoskie Elementary School, at around 2 p.m.

“A vehicle, with more than one occupant, drove past them at which time shots were fired from that moving vehicle in the direction of the pedestrians,” Asbell said. “One of the pedestrians was stuck by gunfire in the leg.”

Asbell said that victim, a male, was transported to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

“We are still in our investigation, so there’s not much more I can share at this point,” Asbell stated. “I do encourage the community to come forward with any information they can share about this case.

“We’ve got to pull together and end this rash of gun violence in our town, our county and all across our nation,” Asbell continued. “We, the police, need information to assist our investigation. We arrive after the shots are fired, so we don’t know who pulled the trigger unless there are witnesses who can tell us that person’s identity.”

Those with information are encouraged to contact the Ahoskie Police Department at 252-332-5012.

Asbell thanked Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes for sending deputies today to assist his officers.


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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