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Two people shot after an argument in Shelby

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SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -
Two people were shot late Tuesday night in what police describe as a notorious drug area.

It's a dimly-lit dead-end street, lined with boarded up houses. Trees hide the trails used to trek in and out of the area unseen.
 
Police in Shelby said it's a well known spot to buy and sell drugs. Now it's also a place where two people were shot.

Officers said a call about a shooting on Orange Street came in at about 11 p.m. When officers arrived, they found two people shot and the shooter had taken off.

Medics rushed both people to help. One was taken to a local hospital, and the other brought to Charlotte for medical attention.
 
Investigators said it all started with an argument between two men in the middle on the road.
 
Push came to shove, and one of the men pulled a gun and started shooting.
 
The other man involved was hit, along with a bystander who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
Crime Scene Detectives roped off the area, and collected evidence which included over a dozen crime marker tags.  Many of those covered spent shell casings.
 
Shelby police said more information will be made available later in the day Wednesday.
 
WBTV will update this story as that information becomes available.
 
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