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Teen shot after weekend party is responsive, still hospitalized

SALISBURY — A Salisbury teenager who was shot after a weekend party at a rented business suite remains hospitalized but has been responsive, authorities said Wednesday.

Keandra Jackson, 17, was shot in the abdomen after leaving a birthday party at Kents Executive Park, 903 S. Main St. She was found lying in the roadway.

Jackson was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition. She was responsive and police investigators were able to speak with her, said Lt. Greg Beam of the Salisbury Police Department.

Officers were called at 1:35 a.m. to the building, located across the street from Poppatops convenience store. Multiple gunshots had been fired.

While police officers were at the scene, a second victim, Dadrian Campbell, 19, arrived at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center’s emergency department with a gunshot wound to his ankle. Beam said Campbell got into a car and asked the driver to take him to the hospital.

Campbell was released from the hospital a few days ago.

Police are still working to confirm who rented the party space.

An altercation was reported on the street after the party. More than 30 shots from different caliber weapons were fired, officials said.

Beam said the two teenagers were caught in the crossfire of gunshots.

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