No Arrests In Drive-By Shooting Near D.H. Conley High

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Deputies say there have been no arrests yet for the drive-by shooting that happened near D.H. Conley High School.

Pitt County deputies say they found three shell casings on the road and ground in front of the high school on Worthington Road.

Since the Wednesday shooting, security has been increased outside all county schools.

Witnesses told deputies as an SUV was passing the high school, the passenger reached his arm over the vehicle's roof, aimed a gun in the direction of the school, and fired shots.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777, or the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at (252) 830-4141.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.


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There is more security at schools throughout Pitt County Thursday as deputies continue to search for those responsible for firing shots while driving by one high school.

Witnesses told deputies as a car was passing D.H. Conley High School on Worthington Road Wednesday, the passenger reached his arm over the car's roof, aimed a gun in the direction of the school, and fired shots.

The school went on lockdown around 1:30 p.m. as a precaution. No one was injured.

Officials found three gun shell casings on the road in front of the school.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office brought two young men in for questioning Wednesday afternoon, but they were released by 6 p.m. and no arrests have been made.

Officials said they know the suspects were driving a large gold SUV.

Additional deputies, including paid overtime deputies, will be patrolling all campuses throughout the county until they receive more information on the motive and an arrest is made.

"The safety of the children in our schools is always a top priority," said Sheriff Neil Elks. "An incident this close to one of our schools requires high alert, no matter the intent of the gunman."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777, or the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at (252) 830-4141.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.


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A Pitt County high school was locked down Wednesday after deputies say shots were fired in its direction.

D.H. Conley High School is located on Worthington Road, just south of Greenville.

There were no injuries.

Deputies say it was an apparent drive-by shooting on Worthington Road and Tull Road, which is in front of the school.

Three shell casings were found on the ground and roadway in front of the school.

Witnesses told deputies the suspect vehicle was on Worthington Road, headed toward Winterville.

Sheriff Neil Elks says they believe the passenger stuck his arm out his window, and fired the gun over the top of the vehicle in the direction of the school. Elks says they do not know if there was a specific target, or this was just a random shooting.

Deputies stopped a suspected vehicle in the shooting on Old Tar Road and Bayberry Lane. Two young men were taken in for questioning.

A Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said shortly before 6:00 p.m. that no arrests have been made, and they are urging anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.


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