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Police investigating Statesville Boulevard shooting; victim stable

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A local man was hospitalized after a shooting Thursday, but he was in stable condition, the Salisbury Police Department said Friday.

Police said Michael Allen Beaver, 26, was shot in the chest about 4:55 p.m. on Statesville Boulevard, but he couldn’t specify where the incident occurred. Police are investigating in an area near Welch Road.

Beaver told officers he was having car trouble, so he pulled over to make repairs. Two men — one black and one white — approached him and shot him, he said.

The men left and Beaver got back into his car and drove. He said he was able to flag down an ambulance.

Beaver was treated at the scene and taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Police officials said they found drugs at the scene. No arrest has been made.

Investigators said there is no connection between this shooting and another one reported Feb. 18. Marquise Robinson was shot in the 1300 block of Tabernacle Street, not far from Standish Street. In that incident, Robinson drove himself to the hospital. No arrest has been made in that case.

Anyone with information about the two shootings is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.

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