A 26-year-old Elizabeth City man was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after police say he fired shots Wednesday morning at another man and his 3-year-old son at the Hickory Village mobile home park.
Donchez Dejuan Gramby, a resident of the mobile home park, is being held in lieu of $500,000 secured bond at Albemarle District Jail. Gramby also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Officers, after receiving a report of shots fired shortly before 10:45 a.m., spoke with people in the area and were told a man had fired a handgun at a red Chevrolet truck before fleeing on foot, police Lt. Boone said.
Investigators learned a 22-year-old man and his 3-year-old son had been in the truck at the time of the shooting, but neither suffered any injuries, Boone said.
During a search of the mobile home park, Gramby was found inside a mobile home at the park. He is due today in Pasquotank County District Court.
Boone said police have not been told a motive for the shooting incident.
According to N.C. Public Safety records, Gramby was arrested for possession of illegal drugs in June 2005 in Pasquotank County. Gramby received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation.
The shooting incident at Hickory Village on Wednesday marks the second at the mobile home park in less than two days.
At approximately 9:12 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a reported shooting at the mobile home park. Witnesses said that possibly five to seven shots were fired from what sounded like a small-caliber weapon.
Officers found a hole, apparently from a bullet fired by a small-caliber weapon, in the side of one home, Boone said. The resident and a small child were inside at the time of the shooting, but neither suffered any injuries, Boone said.
A dark vehicle was spotted in the area at the time of the shooting and shell casings were recovered at the scene, Boone said.
Police are also currently investigating a third shooting, this one also on Monday but in the area of Madison Street and Walker Avenue.
A motorist told police he was driving on Madison toward Walker about 9:10 p.m. when a white sport-utility vehicle turned onto Madison from Walker and began approaching at a high rate of speed, Boone said.
The motorist said because the SUV was partially in his lane, he had to partially leave the pavement to avoid a collision, Boone said. As the SUV passed, the motorist said he heard what sounded like two loud gunshots.
The motorist wasn’t harmed and his vehicle did not suffer any damage, Boone said.
Boone said that he is not aware of any connection between any of the three shootings. He is asking those with any information about either of the first two shootings to phone police at 335-4321 or the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank CrimeLine at 335-5555.