One injured in shooting near Salisbury High School

Published 9:03 am Friday, September 18, 2015

One person was shot in the groin Thursday evening during an incident near Salisbury High School, according to Salisbury Police.

Rashad Vinson, 21, of 107 Wilson Road, was shot near his apartment at 8:19 p.m., according to Salisbury Police spokesperson Capt. Shelia Lingle. Vinson sustain non-life-threatening injuries.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident. However, Lingle said the shooting was not random and police are “following up on some leads.”

Lingle said the incident occurred when a car carrying several unnamed males pulled up to an apartment complex at 107 Wilson Road. Five to seven shots were fired, Lingle said. Vinson was hit one time. When officers arrived, they found Vinson lying at the corner of Lincolton Road and Wilson Road.

Attendees at a football game at Salisbury High reported the incident to police. The shooting, however, was not connected to the football game, Lingle said. She said the incident also does not appear to be connected to any other recent shootings.

Vinson was transported to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Police have initially declined to provide a description of the vehicle suspected in the incident.

Lingle said anyone with information about the shooting on Wilson Road is encouraged to call the Salisbury Police Department or Crimestoppers at 1-866-639-5245. Tips can be made anonymously.

Contact Reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.

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