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Police: East Spencer shooting suspected as gang-related

By Kathy Chaffin

Salisbury Post

EAST SPENCER — Police here are stepping up patrols after the shooting of a man in the parking lot of Lloyd’s Grocery Thursday.

Police Chief Eric Williams said there is a strong possibility the shooting was gang-related. “We’re taking a more aggressive approach to this situation,” he said.

David Jamal White, 33, of 1354 Steven Drive, Salisbury, was shot in the thigh in the parking lot of the store, located on South Long Street. Williams said White was treated in the emergency room at Rowan Regional Medical Center and released.

White told police he noticed a man coming up behind him, Williams said. “At that point, the gentleman that came up on his rear started discharging rounds,” he said.

“Luckily, it was of such a small caliber that it didn’t do massive damage.”

The weapon used in the shooting was a .25-caliber pistol, Williams said. The investigation into the identify and motive of the shooter continues.

Contact Kathy Chaffin at 704-797-4249 or kchaffn@salisburypost.com.

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