As gun violence declines in Rocky Mount after state of emergency, city leaders say the work continues
Gun violence in Rocky Mount has fallen significantly since the city declared a symbolic state of emergency in early May. Instead of celebrating, city leaders are doubling down on their efforts to fight crime.
The mayor also told WRAL News that the state of emergency would continue indefinitely as well.
“It’s something we’re going to have to continue to check in on, and nobody wants to say we’re done, we’ve claimed the victory, because it’s just an ongoing battle,” Roberson said.