NCSO investigates second homicide this week
The Nash County Sheriff's Office is investigating its second homicide in a week.
Deputies responded to a call of a subject being shot at a residence on US 301 in Whitakers on Thursday, August 13.
Upon arrival, deputies located the male victim, 30-year-old Jerome Lynch with a fatal gunshot wound.
The victim's girlfriend and two small children also live at the residence but did not witness the shooting, however, they discovered Lynch lying in the backyard.
No suspects have been identified or apprehended at this time and the homicide is still being investigated.
Another homicide, which occurred on Wednesday, August 12 is also still under investigation.
Deputies responded to a medical call at a home in the 3100 block of Old Carriage Road around 2:09 a.m. involving a man who was found unresponsive by a family member. Upon arrival it was determined the man was deceased from a gunshot wound. The victim's name, who was reported as a black 32-year-old male, has not been released.
Anyone with information on either homicide can call the Sheriff's Office at 459-4121.
Bomb threat shuts down Wal-Mart
Nashville Police are investigating after a bomb threat was made Friday morning, causing Wal-Mart to temporarily shut down.
According to a press release, an unknown male caller called the Wal-Mart in Nashville around 10:37 a.m. and stated to an employee that a bomb was located in the building and they needed to evacuate. The Wal-Mart manager immediately made contact with Nash County Emergency Communications.
Nashville Police Officers and Firefighters arrived on scene and ensured everyone was safely out of the building and at a safe distance from the building. Surrounding businesses were also notified.
The Rocky Mount Police Department, Nash County Sheriff's Office, Nash County Emergency Management, and NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) assisted in the investigation. The NC SBI utilized their bomb sniffing dog to search the building and public access areas.
There was no indication that a bomb or explosive device was in the building.
"The investigation into the felonious offense of making an allegation of a bomb inside of a building remains under investigation," the release stated.
Anyone who went to Wal-Mart on Friday and saw anybody or anything of suspicion is asked to call the police department at 459-4545.
"As always, please utilize the "If you see something, say something" method," the release said. "If you see anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to contact the law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction."