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Double shooting on Pearl Street; two hospitalized

SALISBURY — Police are investigating the shootings of two men at a house on Pearl Street.

The Salisbury Police Department was called to 331 Pearl St. at 1:25 a.m. Monday in reference to a shooting at the residence, according to a news release from the department.

When officers arrived, they found two people who had been shot. They were identified as Donald Armstrong, 36, and Damon Blackwell Jr., 18, both of Salisbury.

Armstrong and Blackwell were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where they were reported in stable condition.

Police officers say the two men know each other and the shootings do not appear to be random.

Salisbury police detectives are continuing to investigate.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said the initial call to 911 came in as two people were shot at the Pearl Street address. The call was made from inside the home.

No one has been charged in the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245. Tips may be submitted online at http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/.

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