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Two People Injured In Shooting, Police Investigating

A shooting earlier this week is under investigation. On Wednesday (February 22) at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Statesville Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Caldwell Street for a report of shots fired in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found a 28-year-old Statesville man suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

Officers began providing medical aid to the victim until Iredell County EMS arrived and transported him to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Several minutes later the officers found a second victim, a 33-year-old Statesville man, suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. He was also transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by Iredell County EMS.

Investigators from the Statesville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and began their investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the victims and other individuals were standing on the side of the roadway talking at the intersection of Caldwell Street and Durham Avenue. Witnesses reported that unknown suspects began shooting from the wooded area across from the victims’ location. The unknown suspects fled the area on foot.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Statesville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 704-878-3516.