Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said this evening motive remains unclear. He said there is no evidence of a robbery or gang activity.
In a statement he said the victim sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and shoulder area in the 5:30 p.m. shooting. The crime occurred in the 1100 block of Elm Street in Weldon.
Lieutenant Joseph Sealey investigated and has warrants on file for the arrest of James Edward Brickell Jr., 49.
Brickell faces charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony possession of a weapon by a felon.
Tripp said Brickell is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
The victim was transported to a local medical facility.