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Richmond County deputies seek suspect for firing gun at flea market

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man accused of firing shots at an open-air flea market over the weekend.

According to a press release, deputies responded to the flea market on U.S. 220 Saturday morning after receiving a call about possible shots fired around 10:26 a.m.

While enroute to the scene, investigators say deputies received information that someone had been shot and was waiting in the nearby woods for law enforcement to arrive.

The deputies interviewed several witnesses and called investigators, who took over the case, according to a press release.

Investigators reportedly found that no one had been injured.

The shooting suspect is 24-year-old Willis Tyquill Riggins, of Bruce Street in Hamlet.

The sheriff’s office has obtained a warrant charging Riggins with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.


Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 910-997-8283 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.

The case is still under investigation.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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