Update: Salisbury DRIVE-BY: Nathan Rose Survives a Gunfire Barrage into his Vehicle on Old West Innes Friday Night

Posted on April 2, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ At around 10 p.m. Friday Nathan James Rose, 27, of 216 South Link Avenue in Salisbury, just drove out of the Grand Prix gas station at 1014 West Innes (near Sonic, Sam’s Car Wash, and Dairy Queen) when an unidentified car with headlights coming toward him cut loose with a barrage of rapid fire shots, riddling Rose’s vehicle and puncturing a tire. Gunfire could be heard all the way to the Ketner Center at Catawba College and alarmed area residents.

Allegedly moving at high-speeds down Old West Innes near Lloyd, Rose managed to elude the shooter and drove straight away to the parking deck of Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center where he called 911. Although his vehicle was badly riddled, Rose was not hit.

Sources in the Salisbury streets allege the shooting is gang and drug related and is said to be a payback. Rose has a history of trafficking heroin and according to a street informant, Rose allegedly did not deal in good faith with a member of an unnamed Salisbury gang.

Nathan James Rose:

Rose is no stranger to skirmishes with the law. In December 2015 he was charged with trafficking opium or heroin (felony) and larceny. In November 2014 he was charged with possession of a controlled substance schedule I (felony).

Nathan James Rose’s Previous Record:


If you have any information about this shooting please call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as soon as more information arrives.**

Where the Drive-By Began–Grand Prix Gas Station on 1014 West Innes:

Lloyd Street and Old West Innes:

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