Teenager shot multiple times in Roanoke Rapids mall parking lot: police

ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC (WNCN) — A teenager was shot multiple times in a Roanoke Rapids mall parking lot Thursday night, police said in a statement Friday morning.

According to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, officers and deputies from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of ​​the 1000 block of Julian Allsbrook Highway in reference to a shooting that took place between PNC Bank and Little Caesar’s. Pizza around 10:08 p.m.

Once at the scene, officers and deputies found a 19-year-old victim who had been shot multiple times, police said. The teenager was taken to hospital with injuries that “at the time did not appear to be life threatening”.

Authorities said at last check, “the victim was alert and speaking with staff” at the hospital.

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Bobby Martin called the shooting “senseless.”

This is a very serious incident and those involved had no regard for anyone who may have traveled to the area. This kind of violence is senseless and could easily have cost the life of an innocent bystander. We will continue to follow the information we have and any leads in development. »

The police department continues to investigate this incident and asks anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at 252-533-2810 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.