Man injured in Rockingham weekend shooting


By William R. Toler - [email protected]



William R. Toler | Daily Journal A Rockingham police cruiser sits inside a perimeter of crime tape, marking the scene of shooting on McNair Road early Sunday morning. According to police, at least one man was injured.


ROCKINGHAM — Police are investigating a late-night altercation over the weekend that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Chief Billy Kelly said Tuesday that officers responded to a call around 1:47 a.m. Sunday about possible gunshots in the area of McNair Road.

Witnesses at the Krush Lounge told police that there had been an argument between people at the club, who later left and gunshots were heard a short time later, Kelly said.

Officers found broken glass and spent bullet casings near the intersection of U.S. 74 Business and McNair Road, appearing to them that a vehicle had been shot, according to the chief.

Crime scene tape was put up at the intersection, stretching down to the driveway of the Southern Roadhouse. Several patrons of the Roadhouse witnessed the incident, but did not want to go on record to describe what they saw.

A short time later, Kelly said a man was admitted to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in his neck area.

The victim was identified as Cadara Armstrong. He was treated for his injury and released, Kelly said. Armstrong was the only one injured that police are aware of.

A detective with the Rockingham Police Department spoke with Armstrong and is trying to identify suspects based on information from witnesses the night of the shooting.

An advertisement for a July 8 event on the Krush Lounge Facebook page prohibits plain T-shirts and extra shorts, boasts armed security and implies rules will be “strictly enforced.”

Several security guards were seen walking along McNair Road with police officers outside the marked crime scene after the incident looking for evidence.

The incident is still under investigation.

Krush Lounge is located at the former G-Spot.

According to records with the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the club was issued pending-temporary permits for “malt beverage on premise” and “mixed beverages private club” on June 1. The permits are set to expire Dec. 18.

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William R. Toler | Daily Journal A Rockingham police cruiser sits inside a perimeter of crime tape, marking the scene of shooting on McNair Road early Sunday morning. According to police, at least one man was injured.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_shooting_mcnair.jpgWilliam R. Toler | Daily Journal A Rockingham police cruiser sits inside a perimeter of crime tape, marking the scene of shooting on McNair Road early Sunday morning. According to police, at least one man was injured.

By William R. Toler

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