Man is shot, but gives police what they say is confusing story about how it happened

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Salisbury man who was shot in his leg told police that the shot came from behind him, according to a police report.

Keyows Weeks, 19, told police that he was shot in his upper thigh, somewhere near the ATM in the parking lot of the West End Plaza early Monday morning.

Investigators say the story Weeks gave them about the shooting is confusing and is at odds with statements taken from other witnesses.

Weeks says that he was walking in the parking lot when three men in black hoodies and black toboggans walked up behind him and shot him. He claims that no one said a word and that he was not robbed.

Weeks called a friend to tell him about the shooting and to get someone to take him to the hospital.

Police were first notified about the shooting when members of the emergency department staff at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center called about a victim with a gunshot wound in their lobby.

Officers noted that Weeks had been shot in the front of his right thigh and appeared to have a defensive wound on his right hand. When Weeks was asked how someone shooting him from behind would result in a bullet wound in the front of his body, he did not reply.

Police searched the area where Weeks said the shooting occurred but could not find any evidence of a shooting.

Investigators also looked on a trail that goes from Lakewood Apartments to the rear of the Kimbrell's furniture store. They have not said what, if any, evidence was found there.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Salisbury Police or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.