There is now a suspect in Tuesday afternoon's shooting that wounded two Washington men.
Police are looking for Omar Blount of East 7th Street. The 28-year-old is wanted for attempted first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Two men were shot at 7th and Respess Streets, a street corner known for crime in Washington. Police say William Bailey III of Gladden Street and George Harvey of Grimesland were both shot in the legs and had non-life threatening injuries.
The Department of Correction says Blount served time in prison for several drug offenses and was last released in August of 2004.
Current court calendars show Blount is supposed to appear Thursday in Pitt County to answer cocaine charges and a charge of assault on a government official. In Beaufort County Blount has pending cocaine charges as well.
Anyone with information about the location of Blount should contact Washington police 252-946-1444 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers 252-974-9400.
Two people have been shot in Washington at a street corner that is well known for crime.
It happened around 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of 7th & Respess Streets.
Police are now searching for the gunman.
Investigator say both victims had non-life threatening injuries to their legs.
Initial reports say one of those shot rode his bicycle to the Holiday Inn where his girlfriend works. The other victim showed up on his own to the emergency room at Beaufort County Medical Center.
Detectives say they are investigating several accounts of what took place and are unable to release detailed information yet.
Police say Tuesday's shooting does not appear to be related to last Tuesday’s armed carjacking, but they are examining all possibilities.
Anyone who has information is urged to call Washington Police Department 252-946-1444 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers 252-74-6400.
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