Yesterday (December 7), Iredell County Deputies responded to an area near an address on Old Mountain Road in Statesville where someone had reportedly sustained a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, Deputies were told that a vehicle had wrecked in a field nearby and that the occupant of the vehicle might be armed.
Deputies approached the car and found a man lying on the ground. While searching the victim for wounds, they found a small pistol in his front pants pocket. The victim was taken to a medical facility for treatment of a gunshot wound. The scene was secured, along with a secondary location near the scene of crash.
The incident is still under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office has identified all the parties involved and says there is no known threat to the community.