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Juvenile Charged In Connection To Shooting Incident Tuesday Night

A juvenile is charged in connection to a shooting. On Tuesday (May 21), at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Statesville Police Department responded to a call regarding the shooting of an individual in the 600 block of Crescent Lane.

Upon arrival, officers found a 13-year-old juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Immediate medical care was administered on the scene, and the victim was transported to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for further treatment.

During the investigation, officers were able to identify a suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile. A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence, where the suspect was found and taken into custody without further incident. The Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and has issued a secure custody order for attempted murder.

The victim was last reported to be in stable condition. The Statesville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is handling the investigation, which remains ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Statesville Police at 704-878-3406.

[News release from Statesville Police Department]