A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Police are looking for three people of interest after a shooting and chase of the suspects getaway car Thursday afternoon. The manhunt for the shooting suspects caused the brief lockdown of 2 schools.
Around noon the Ahoskie Police Department got a call of an assault with a gun. Police say the victim was shot with a weapon on N. Academy Street while sitting in his vehicle and the victim was met by EMS at another location a few blocks away. Police say he was transported to the hospital by his parents.
Police say they found the shooting suspects' vehicle overturned off Highway 42 near the WRCS/WDQK radio station, but the suspects had fled into the woods. Nearby Bearfield Primary School and Ahoskie Elementary School were both placed on lockdown for a short time.
Police say they are looking for 3 persons of interest in this investigation and 2 are considered armed and dangerous.
They are 22-year-old Jonathan Rascoe of Commerce Court in Aulander and 20-year-old John Jon Rascoe of W. Saluda Hall Road in Ahoskie who are both considered armed and dangerous. Police are also looking for 18-year-old Brenyetta Rascoe of Bakers Store Road in Woodland.
Anyone with information that will be beneficial to this case is asked to call to the Ahoskie Police Department (252) 332-5012 and ask for Captain Michele Garrett.