A shooting in Rockingham County, North Carolina on March 21 has reportedly left one man dead and another injured. The shooting led to a lockdown in Rockingham Community College and surrounding schools. Read more about the incident here.
Shooting in Rockingham County
Deputies in Rockingham County responded to calls about a shooting in the Reidsville neighborhood on Wednesday evening. On their way to the scene, they were informed of another shooting nearby.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers received calls about a shooting in the 200 block of Dover Circle, south of Reidsville, at around 6:30 p.m. local time. The 911 call reported there was a gunshot victim at the scene.
While on their way to Dover Circle, deputies learned there was another shooting at 144 Clebourne Court, close to the first location.
When they arrived, deputies found male gunshot victims at both locations. The man at Clebourne Court was dead on the scene. The other victim was injured and taken to a local hospital by EMS, and his current condition is not yet known.
Authorities haven’t identified the victims.
A statement from police said they believe the two shootings are related. Additional details about the connection and events leading up to it were not disclosed in the release.
After gunshots rang, Rockingham Community College and multiple schools in the area, including Wentworth Elementary, Early Middle College, Rockingham County High, and Rockingham County Middle. were placed on lockdown as a precaution. RCC announced the lockdown on its social media pages saying it was “not a drill.”
During the investigation, authorities determined that there was no shooter at large, and the shooting was off campus grounds. Subsequently, the lockdown on neighboring schools was lifted.
The Sheriff’s office stated, “nothing has been substantiated at this point and there were no reports of shots fired on the RCC campus or any of the other schools in the Wentworth area, nor at the Rockingham County Governmental Center.”