Rich Square man killed in Weldon shooting

Published 3:06 pm Monday, June 13, 2022

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WELDON – The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death which occurred early Sunday morning on Laurel Lane in the housing authority complex in Weldon.

Captain A.M. Harris said 25-year-old Lachristian Jaquan Blythe of Rich Square was pronounced deceased at a local medical facility.

It was not clear whether Blythe frequented the area or why he was there at the time of the shooting, which was reported shortly after midnight.

Another person was grazed by a bullet and transported for medical treatment.

Harris declined comment on a possible suspect or suspects in the case. He said the shooting occurred outdoors.

He said deputies and the Weldon Police Department responded after receiving a call that multiple shots had been fired in the area and that someone had been shot.

Law enforcement located Blythe and the person who was grazed.

It is not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201, Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or by using the P3 Tips app.

(Lance Martin is the Editor and Publisher of Permission was received to publish this story.)