Police investigate shooting; victim and girlfriend differ on where it happened

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Salisbury Police are investigating a shooting that happened early on Sunday morning, but they're having to work through conflicting accounts of exactly what happened.

According to the report, one thing that is not in dispute is that Marcus Chambers, 22, was shot in the stomach sometime after 3:00 am.  The bullet passed through his body and he went to the hospital.

Hospital workers reported the shooting to police.

When asked about the incident, Chambers told police it happened behind a gas station on E. Innes, but later, when his girlfriend was interviewed, she said it actually happened at 314 Partee Street.

The girlfriend told investigators that she and Chambers were sitting in a van behind a brown Jeep at the location on Partee Street.  Chambers walked up to the van to talk to someone when 4-5 shots rang out.

Chambers came back to the van and told the girl that he had been shot.

Chambers was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Police did search the area Chambers described behind the gas sation but did not find any evidence of a shooting.  Investigators believe the shooting did happen on Partee Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Travis Shulenburger at 704-638-5333, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.