Police in Salisbury investigating two separate shootings

One man was shot on North Long Street, another shot at a home on Ridge Avenue.
Police responded to a shooting call at 7:38 p.m. on Tuesday, and another one around 2:00 a.m....
Police responded to a shooting call at 7:38 p.m. on Tuesday, and another one around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday.(WBTV File)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:54 AM EDT
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SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Salisbury are investigating two separate shootings that left two men injured.

The first happened on Tuesday at approximately 7:38 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Long Street. Police say a 21-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk towards East Spencer when a car drove by. Someone in the car fired multiple shots, with one shot striking the victim.

The victim was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, then transferred to Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. The injury is not thought to be life-threatening, according to police.

Several hours later, around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, there was a separate shooting reported to police. Officers were first called to a home in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue to investigate a call of shots fired. Police then got a call from Novant Health Rowan Medical Center saying that a gunshot victim was at the hospital.

Police say a 21-year-old man was shot at the residence, then taken to the hospital. He had gunshot wounds that were said to be “serious.” That victim was transferred to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

Police do not believe the two shootings are related and they say they don’t believe there is a threat to the public based on these two incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salisbury at 704-638-5340, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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