SHERIFF: Man shot and killed in Bertie County Saturday night

AULANDER, N.C. (WITN) – A man is dead following a Saturday night shooting in Bertie County.

Sheriff Tyrone Ruffin said that the homicide happened on the 400 block of Commerce Street in Aulander.

Ruffin deferred further details to the Aulander Police Department which WITN has been unable to reach.

Reporter Baileigh Bockover found the home the shooting victim was discovered in front of.

“Well I was in the room watching a football game, I heard a “bang bang” just a few shots and then it sounded like a war went off and I was sitting in my recliner and I dove onto the floor,” neighbor, Ronald Poppell said.

Outside, the homeowner said that he found that what looked like a young man had been hit by gunfire, with multiple bullet casings surrounding the area.

“There must have been, I mean they were strung down the street this way. But there must have been 15 to 20 right there where he was laying so,” Poppell said.

We’re told that police and EMS arrived and that the man lying in front of his home appeared to be dead.

We’ll update this story when we’ve been able to speak to Aulander police about the case.