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Joshua Lynn Sylvester

Suspect Named In Shooting, Police Seeking Assistance

A suspect has been named in connection to a shooting incident that occurred in late July.
30-year old Joshua Lynn Sylvester of Statesville is being sought for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The charges are related to an incident on July 24 which was previously reported on WHKY. On that date, shortly after 5:00 a.m., the Statesville Police Department received a report of a gunshot victim at Iredell Memorial Hospital. The victim, a 45-year-old Statesville man, was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

The victim sustained a single gunshot to the abdomen and was later transported by Iredell County EMS to a trauma center for care. The man told officers that he was shot by an unknown assailant in the parking lot of Lisa’s Restaurant on Salisbury Road.

The Statesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and found the evidence connected to the shooting in the parking lot. The investigation is ongoing and no other information was available. No suspect description was given.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Joshua Lynn Sylvester or any details on the incident is encouraged to call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406.

[Some information for this story and photo of Sylvester courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]