Two wounded in shooting in IHOP parking lot

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 13, 2012

Two people were shot early this morning after an argument in the parking lot of IHOP off East Innes Street.
Demareo Obyan Bost and his cousin, Michael Shunta Bost, were both injured and taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center by car. Demareo Bost was later flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Their conditions are not known at this time, but authorities said the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Witnesses said they heard seven to eight shots in the parking lot at 2:37 a.m. and called Salisbury Police. A few minutes later, police were called to the emergency room at Rowan Regional, where two groups were fighting in the waiting room. The security guard had to use pepper spray to break up the groups; police came in and helped disperse the crowd, which went into the parking lot and continued to fight until police again broke it up.
Demareo Bost is 23, and lists his address as 402 Henderson St., East Spencer. Michael Bost, 31, lists his address as West Fisher Street.
Police say it is unclear if the two shot each other or if it was some sort of drive-by. Witnesses say the two were never in the restaurant.
One witness said she found two bullet holes in her car. Police found blood in the parking lot and bullet holes in the car’s right front fender.
Police were on the scene until about 5:30 this morning, gathering evidence.
Michael Bost was arrested by Salisbury Police April 6 and charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury; the report indicates the Spencer Police Department is investigating.