10-year-old shot in Salisbury; police investigating

A 10-year-old is in the hospital recovering after being shot Tuesday, police said.

It happened on North Jackson Street in Salisbury just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Salisbury Police Department officers said the child was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Channel 9′s Hannah Goetz learned deputies fired their weapons as they responded to the scene. A lieutenant pulled up to the scene when a car sped towards him, trying to hit him. That’s when someone inside the car started shooting at the lieutenant.

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Deputies said the lieutenant shot back at the car, which kept driving a short distance until it crashed. Four people got out of the car and continued to fire shots at the lieutenant. It’s not clear where the suspects fled to afterward.

The department is working with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the incident.

It’s unclear what led up to the shootings in the first place. Police did say the incident appears to be isolated and there is no active threat to the community.

Channel 9 is also working to learn if there were any arrests.

The police department and the county sheriff’s office are holding a joint news conference at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and will share more information about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Hill at 704-638-5333, email investigations@salisburync.gov, or submit a video of the incident anonymously here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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