One brother killed, another injured in Pitt County shooting

One brother killed, another injured in Pitt County shooting
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 11:38 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 5:24 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - One brother is dead and another wounded in a shooting late Sunday night in Pitt County.

Deputies said the shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. in the Rivercreek Mobile Home Park which is on Rivercreek Drive, outside of Washington.

Au’Mau’Vion Watford, 28, of Windsor, was found dead at the scene, while his older brother, 29-year-old Auviaughne Watford, of Williamston, was taken to ECU Health Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

A neighbor says they heard gunshots when they were taking out the trash.

“I heard maybe seven or eight gunshots go off,” Zachery Cox said. “I didn’t see anything at all, I just heard the noise.”

Cox said the shots were followed by screams. “It sounded like I heard ‘no, my baby.’ So just hearing that made it seem, for me, that whatever happened, it ended up being pretty bad.”

Cox is worried for his own family’s safety.

“The fact that this happened so close to my house, it scares me,” Cox said. “I got a family, I got a daughter, I got two sons, I got a wife, I’m just trying to make a living for myself, and it’s scary when you can’t even say that you’re safe in your own neighborhood.”

Deputies are looking for any information on this shooting from the public. You can contact the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 830-4141, or Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.

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