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One man critical, another with minor injuries following early Sunday shooting at Kahuna’s Bar

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s officials said two people were shot early Sunday morning at Kahuna’s Bar & Grill, leaving one man in critical condition.

Authorities including sheriff’s deputies and Salisbury Police officers were sent to the bar, located at 3750 Statesville Blvd. around 1:15 a.m. for a shooting incident. Officials said in a statement this address is a known hangout for the Country Boyz Motorcycle Club.

Multiple calls were made to Rowan County 911 about the incident and an ambulance with Rowan County EMS was sent to the bar as well as additional law enforcement.

When police and deputies arrived, they found a chaotic scene with a number of people at the bar and across the street in the parking lot of Bunce Buildings, 3711 Statesville Blvd. Rowan officials said the incident occurred outside the city limits.

Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives began gathering statements from the large crowd of witnesses. Officers with the Salisbury Police Department assisted with securing the scene and crime scene management.

Investigators gathered evidence from the crime scene, which included the area of Kahuna’s Bar & Grill, Bunce Buildings and area further down the road on U.S. 70.

Officials found one victim, a 23-year-old black male, on the floor inside the bar. The man had been shot in the pelvic area. He was treated by EMS at the scene and taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. He was later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he underwent surgery. The man remains in critical condition, officials said.

A second victim, a 21-year-old black male, was taken to the hospital emergency room by private vehicle. Authorities later learned the man left the ER before being treated, but only had a minor grazing wound to his right elbow. Detectives did locate this second victim and have since questioned him about the shooting. At present, the investigation into this incident is ongoing, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact First Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Sgt. Rodney Mahaley at 704-216-8711. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous, and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, then  information can be submitted 24/7 via the web http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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