3 shot, 1 seriously injured outside Roanoke Rapids sports bar

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – Roanoke Rapids police are investigating after three people were shot Saturday morning outside a sports bar.

According to police, officers received numerous calls about a shooting outside of Mirs Sports Bar and Grill on Julian Allsbrook Highway around 1 a.m. Officers responded to the scene and were told while they were headed to the scene that a person had been shot in the parking lot.

When officers arrived on scene they found several vehicles that were damaged from the gunshots and that one victim was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, police said.

Officers went to the hospital to talk to the victim and discovered that three people had actually been shot.

According to police, a preliminary investigation shows there was an altercation inside the bar that spilled out into the parking lot where numerous shots were fired and the victims were hit.

Invesitagors are speaking with witnesses and processing the scene. The investigation is ongoing and police ask that anyone who has any information contact the Roanoke Rapids Police Department or Halifax County Crime Stoppers.

Two of the victims were treated and released, the third victim was transported to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries.

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