Police: Vehicle accident in Roanoke Rapids turns into a homicide investigation

Rynell Gaines (WNCT)

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating after a vehicle accident turned into a homicide investigation.

Police said the accident happened on Oct. 23 around 12:15 a.m.

WNCT reported that police officers were originally called out to a vehicle accident at the corner of 4th and Madison streets.

When officers arrived, they found 27-year-old Rynell Gaines unresponsive inside the car, WNCT reported.

Police said Gaines had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Roanoke Rapids Police Department 252-533-2898 or the Halifax County Crime Stoppers 252-583-4444.

WNCT contributed to this article.

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