Ten Shots Fired At Pitt County House With Nine People Inside

Lawmen in Pitt County say a home with nine people inside was shot up this morning, but luckily no one inside was injured.

Bethel police say the home at 154 Crawford Street was shot into multiple times around 3:45 a.m. Five of the people inside were school aged children.

Chief Barry Stanley says they believe ten shots were fired. Some went through the entire house, while most got stuck in the walls. He says they recovered .30 caliber shell casings. One bullet went through the front wall, into the refrigerator and out the other end.

The ages of the children are 8, 11, 15, 17 and 18 years old. The family says two of the youngsters were visiting from Greenville during the Easter break. The children were sleeping on both floors of the home when the shooting began.

Police say they do not have a motive in the shooting.

A witness told police that a dark colored, possibly a black Nissan, was seen leaving the area. There are no suspects at this time.

Bethel police say they are being assisted by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Bethel Police Department at 252-825-5481 or the Pitt Co. Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM
    I am one of the people that was in the house. Wasn't anything in the fridge except for food and juice! Wasn't drug/gang related, just somebody being stupid. By the grace of God everyone is okay. Anything else u think you mite knw or want to knw, just ask God! This house is annointed and is in Gods hands. Noone was hurt, because we are in Gods hands. Noone should try to judge others, when they don't even know the situation !
  • by OpenCarry on Apr 21, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    Somebody HAD to have seen something. .30 Caliber shell casings mean that the weapon used was a RIFLE, not a handgun, because nobody makes a .30 caliber handgun. Also, a handgun would not shoot through two walls and THROUGH a refrigerator--only a rifle can do that. Somewhere out there is a gangbanger with a .30 cal. rifle in his car--most likely an old M-1 Carbine...
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Nobody just opens fire at a house without a motive. The police say they have a "person of interest". Somebody in this house was the target. I totally agree with Bruce. Double down that 10 bucks!
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    Somebody in the house is responsible for endangering the lives of those innocent children. Ten dollars says its gang/drug related. Is that why they were visitng from Greenville?
  • by NO REASON Location: Winterville, NC on Apr 21, 2011 at 01:06 PM
    There is never a GOOD reason to shoot in a house full of kids... They are innocent, so I hope they catch who did this!
  • by Dave Location: Find out on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    Why the surprise? It's just another day in Pitt County.
  • by More to it on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    There is reason they chose this house. Time will tell
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      by Mustang on Apr 21, 2011 at 02:23 PM in reply to More to it
      Yep. I bet someone inside that house knows why the shots were fired and they probably have a good idea of who fired them.
  • by Bubba on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    ...and one more for good luck.
  • by Stop Violence Location: G-vegas on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM
    Thank God everyone was ok in the action of the devil. I pray for the family and pray that justice will be served.
  • by Mortie Location: Paradise on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Since no one is talking, Mortie wonders what could the reason be the thugs decided to shoot up this particular house? Was there something in the fridge? hmmmm,,,
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