Police respond to shots fired on Shaver Street; man shot in the leg

Published 9:54 am Thursday, November 10, 2016

SALISBURY — Police say a local man was dropped off at the hospital after he was shot in the leg in the 500 block of Shaver Street. The man was uncooperative and no arrest has been made, police officials said.

The incident occurred Thursday at 7:09 p.m. in front of 502 S. Shaver St., where officers responded to shots fired. Police were given a description of a dark vehicle, possibly a Crown Victoria, which was in the area.

Police located spent shell casings in the roadway. Officials received a call from Novant Health Rowan Medical Center to say someone had been dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back of the thigh.

Police spoke with the man, Andrew Sims, 23, who said he was shot in the left leg while sitting in a car. He said he arrived in Salisbury from Asheville to look for a place to stay.

Officials expect Sims to recover.