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Salisbury Police: Three overnight shootings under investigation

By Shavonne Potts
shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking into three shootings that occurred Monday night and early Tuesday within the same general area and within a few hours of each other.

One person was shot in the face and remains hospitalized, according to Detective Russ DeSantis.

One incident occurred around 11 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West Horah Street. Someone fired multiple gunshots into a home. A woman told police there where seven people in the home, some of whom were juveniles. No one was injured in the first incident, DeSantis said.

The woman told officers she was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when she heard gunshots and family members who yelled to get on the floor. She walked out of her bedroom and saw what appeared to be smoke everywhere.

A man was sitting at a dining room table when he heard gunshots and someone in the house yelling to get down. A third person told police he was on the couch and dropped to the floor. Others in the house reported hearing multiple guns and were either asleep when it happened or fell to the floor.

Police found multiple bullet holes in the interior and exterior of the home as well as a screen door and a window. Police investigators seized multiple bullet casings from the property. Those in the home told police they didn’t know why they were being fired upon.

A second incident occurred Monday around 11:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Linn Lane. Police responded to find a 25-year-old woman at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face. She was in stable condition and talking, DeSantis said.

The woman told police she was at home in bed and heard a knock on the door. She answered the door, had a brief exchange with a male and was then shot once in the side of the face. A male who was also in the bedroom heard the knock and then the gunshot. He went to the door and found the woman had been shot. He drove her to the hospital, DeSantis said.

The third incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of Forney Street and Old Wilkesboro Road. The victim, 21, told police he’d been involved in an argument and the person who shot him went to his car and fired multiple times at him. The gunman missed the victim, DeSantis said.

The suspect drove away. DeSantis said they aren’t able to provide further details about the suspect at this time.

Investigations into all of the incidents are ongoing. Police are unable to confirm at this time if the incidents are connected, DeSantis said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers a 1-866-639-5245.

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