Three children were shot and one died in a pair of Monday evening (June 28) shootings in Statesville. According to the Statesville Police Department, just before 7 p.m. Monday, officers responded to an address on Wilson Lee Boulevard in Statesville.
Police found two children outside of the residence who had suffered gunshot wounds. One child was a nine-year-old female and the other was seven-year-old male. Officers arrived and immediately began life saving efforts until EMS arrived. Witnesses said a white vehicle that may have been a Mercedes was heading southbound in the 1300 block of Wilson Lee Boulevard with a person shooting from inside the vehicle.
Both children were transported from the scene to the hospital. The nine-year-old female passed away. The seven-year-old boy was still being treated for his injuries. While the Statesville Police Department was processing the crime scene on Wilson Lee Boulevard, gunshots were heard shortly after 8:30 p.m. on New Bern Avenue. In that case, a ten-year-old male suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Witnesses said they saw a vehicle, which was also white, but described as a possible Honda Accord, drive by with an individual shooting from inside the vehicle. The Iredell County Sherriff’s Office and Mooresville Police Department responded and assisted with crowd control and scene security.
The Statesville Police Department does not believe the children were the intended targets of these shootings. The Department is currently investigating these cases and they are asking anyone with information on these shootings to please contact them. The phone number is 704-878-3406.