Salisbury man ID'd after two bodies found shot inside crashed vehicle

Local men found shot to death

DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Salisbury man has been identified as one of the victims after investigators say the bodies of two men were found after a vehicle crashed into a shed behind a home in Davidson County.

In a news release sent to WFMY News 2, Sheriff David Grice says the driver of the car was Joseph Dominique Anderson, 27, from Salisbury.

Detectives say both men were found with gunshot wounds. Sheriff Grice says a homeowner called around 6:15 a.m. Friday morning to report a vehicle crashing into his storage shed. It happened early Friday morning along US 64 near Hwy 150.

Both men were found with gunshot wounds, according to WFMY.

Grice says the victims were in a black 2007 Crown Victoria Ford four door heading west on US 64 and went off the side of the road. The car traveled through two family's front yards before it finally crashed. Investigators estimate it went about 1200 feet.

The sheriff told WFMY the car went through a large wooden shed without knocking it down before it finally came to rest in a smaller shed about 50 yards down a dirt hill road.

The men did not die as a result of the crash, investigators believe.There is no word on what sparked the incident, but investigators reportedly do not believe it is connected to drugs or gangs.

One of Anderson's neighbors spoke to WBTV in an interview Friday night. Patricia Evans said that Anderson would frequently visit her home.

"I'm truly gonna miss Joseph. All day long I have the thoughts of missing Joseph. Joseph was good," explained Evans.

She said that if Joseph had been mixed up in some bad situations recently, she hadn't heard about them. The news of his death came as a surprise to her.

"It hurts, it hurts yes it do that our Joseph is no more with us," said Evans.

She issued a warning to those who may be responsible for the killings.

"Be careful because when you do wrong, sooner or later you will be found out." she said.

Positive identification of the second victim has not been confirmed at this time. According to the news release, the two victims will be transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh for an autopsy on Saturday.

There is no suspect description at the time of this report but police want the public's help to gain information that could lead to an arrest.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should call the Davidson County Sheriff's Office at 336-242-2105 or the Lexington Crime Stoppers at 336-243-2400 for a reward.

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