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Roanoke Rapids police are investigating one shooting which occurred Tuesday and have arrested a person in one which occurred Wednesday night.

Both shootings occurred in the Henry Street area but are unrelated, Chief Bobby Martin said today.

The one Tuesday is potentially related to a robbery attempt but Martin said investigators haven’t confirmed that yet while the one Wednesday appears to be related to an undisclosed disturbance.

There were few suspect descriptions given in the Tuesday night shooting.

1000 block shooting

Martin said in a statement around 11 p.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Henry Street after receiving a call someone had been shot.

Officers located a victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the midsection. The victim is in stable condition.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

900 block shooting 

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to the 900 block of Henry Street after receiving a call two people inside a home had been shot multiple times.

Due to their injuries EMS treated them and transported them for further medical attention.

One victim was taken to Vidant in Greenville and is in stable but critical condition. The other is in stable condition.

The first victim received multiple gunshot wounds to the midsection while the other was shot in the lower body.


Investigation led to the arrest of Ja’Quan Mason, 29, of Roanoke Rapids, who was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Mason received a $75,000 bond and April 4 court date.

The police department continues to investigate and anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department or Crimestoppers at the numbers listed in the previous account.