Man killed in overnight Roxboro shooting identified

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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Officers responded to a 911 call of someone shot on Wall Street, just before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

ROXBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- A shooting in Roxboro left one man dead, according to Roxboro Police Department.

Officers responded to a 911 call of someone shot on Wall Street, just before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers found 29-year-old Tyree Jones dead from gunshot wounds when they arrived.

ABC11 video shows bullet holes in the driver's side window of an SUV and in the windshield.

Police Chief David Hess says this is the 3rd homicide this year which is unprecedented for their town.

In a statement, Chief David Hess said, "These senseless acts of violence in our community must stop. The community is tired of seeing the pain families endure from gun violence."

Yearly statistics show aside from the 3 murder cases this year violent crimes are down 3%, they've seized 79 guns this year already and the town itself was voted in the top 70 safest cities in NC.

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The shooting does not appear to be random.

Anyone with information or tips in this case can call investigators at 336-599-8345 or the tip line at 336-322-6072.