The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon (May 20) in Morganton.
Officers responded at about 2:40 p.m. today after a subject called 9-1-1 and said he had shot his neighbor. Deputies and E.M.S. personnel were dispatched to an address on Pea Ridge Road in Morganton. The shooter was detained and a shotgun was secured.
Medical first responders began assisting the victim, who appeared to have a gunshot wound to his ankle and foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No further information on his condition has been released.
The investigation is ongoing. The identities of the shooter and the victim have not been released. The Sheriff’s expects to provide more information tomorrow.