Teenager shot on Williams Road
Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred shortly after 4 p.m. today on Williams Road near Old Plank Road.
The 17-year-old victim was shot twice, in the upper torso and throat, Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm said. He was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center and will be transferred to Carolinas Medical Center or Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, he said.
“At this point, the best I can tell you is he has some very serious injuries,” Wilhelm said.
Wilhelm said he couldn’t yet identify the victim because he wasn’t sure his family had been notified.
The suspect in the shooting may have run toward the Civic Park Apartments off Standish Street. Police have his “street name” and were working to find him, Wilhelm said.
“I’m sure we’ll identify him at some point, but we don’t know who it is right now,” he said.
Whitley said “it appears to be probable’ that the shooting is gang-related.
Investigators were interviewing a witness shortly after 5 p.m.