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East Spencer man released from hospital after being shot in legs

By Sara Gregory
sgregory@salisburypost.com
EAST SPENCER ó An 18-year-old was shot in both legs Monday night after he was confronted by two men.
Corey Parnell Sims, of East Spencer, was walking near the intersection of Geriod and Southern streets when two black males approached him shortly after 8 p.m.
East Spencer Police Officer Mark Smith said one of the men pulled a handgun and fired three shots at Sims.
Sims was hit twice, once in both thighs, but was able to walk to a nearby house where he was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The Post reported earlier that Sims had been shot in the face, but Smith said doctors believe Sims was hit in the face with an object, possibly with a handgun. He was released from the hospital today.
East Spencer police still are searching for the two men who approached Sims. They believe the three might have known each other, but Smith said Sims has not identified the men.
One of the men was wearing a white shirt, dark shorts and dark tennis shoes. The other was wearing a black shirt and black shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the East Spencer Police Department at 637-1660. Callers can remain anonymous.

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