Hertford police, SBI probing double shooting


From staff reports

Sunday, October 8, 2017

HERTFORD — Two people are at area hospitals with life-threatening injuries following a double shooting in Hertford on Sunday.

According to a press release from the Hertford Police Department, officers received a call about 12:26 a.m. that two people had been shot in the 200 block of Dobbs Street.

One person was transported to Vidant Chowan Hospital, the other to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, the release said. Both shooting victims suffered life-threatening injuries, the release said.

The release doesn’t provide any other details about the victims. Hertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman Jr. said via email that the State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case. 

Police’s initial investigation shows the shooting was not random, and the residence where the two people were shot was “specifically targeted,” the release said.

Police have no suspects but are seeking the public’s help locating a dark-colored, possibly black vehicle seen leaving the area after the shootings.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact the Hertford Police Department at 426-5587. A reward is being offered, the release said, for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the incident.