Sports bar shooting leaves four injured in Rocky Mount

23 April 2022

— An overnight shooting at a sports bar in Rocky Mount left four people injured.

Police reported “shots fired” at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of Gators Sports Bar at 1171 Jeffreys Road.

Additional officers arrived on the scene, locating four gunshot victims. Three of them were transported to UNC Nash Health Care, and the other was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. The condition of each person is not known.

According to officials, a private security guard received a laceration on his hand after a fight ensued inside the bar just moments before the shooting.

Investigators are working to determine what exactly led up to the shooting.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office said it located a suspect vehicle in connection to this shooting Saturday afternoon, and with assistance from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop.

Nash County deputies detained the occupants of the vehicle and turned them over to Rocky Mount Police Department for further investigation.

Rocky Mount police said after interviewing the occupants of the car they were released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411.

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