Police investigate shooting, but question victim’s account

Published 10:39 am Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Salisbury Police say the Monday morning shooting of a 19-year-old has them questioning the teen’s account.

Officers were called to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center around 2:20 a.m. Hospital officials said they had a male, Keyows Weeks, who was shot and was waiting in the emergency room.

Weeks told police he was walking from Clancy Hills Apartments, where he’d met a woman. He went to the Cash Points ATM near the West End Plaza and three men approached him from behind. The men were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and toboggans.

He could not identify them, he said. They took nothing and said nothing, but one of them shot him in the thigh.

Police say Weeks had a gunshot wound in the front of his thigh and couldn’t have been shot there if the suspects approached him from behind. Weeks did not offer a further explanation as to how he was shot, a report said.

Police also say Weeks had a defensive wound on his right front arm where it appeared a bullet grazed him and then went into his thigh. Investigators went to the site where Weeks said he was shot and found no signs of a shooting or any evidence that would lead them to believe a shooting occurred there.

Two friends, one of whom is Weeks’ cousin, gave police their accounts of the incident. One of the men said they heard gunshots near Lakewood Drive. He walked a trail behind Lakewood Apartments that led up to the back of Kimbrell’s Furniture. He found his Weeks lying on the trail, shot in the leg.