Shooting turned police chase ended in car crash, manhunt, with one still on the loose
Police say four out of the five suspects are in custody.
SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Five people involved in a shooting in Spencer, NC, wrecked their car outside of Henderson Independent High School Tuesday, according to police.
The school was placed on lockdown which has since been lifted.
Officials on scene said one person, a 19-year-old male, went to the hospital after the shooting.
Lt. Justin Crews with Salisbury PD said after the shooting, police got into a car chase with the suspects, who then wrecked at Henderson Independent High School, damaging multiple staff vehicles.
While officials say four of the five suspects were arrested, they’re still searching for the fifth.
Spencer Police said all suspects involved in this case are under the age of 18.
Two of the suspects were taken into secure custody and transported to the Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention Center. One of them is charged with attempted murder. The other is charged with accessory after the fact, relating to the attempted murder charge.
Additional charges are expected to be pressed in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, Samantha Nava, who teaches science at Henderson Independent, says although it was her car that was crashed into and totaled, she’s thankful no one at the school got hurt.
“Kind of just pulverized my car,” she recalled. “I’m glad nobody’s hurt, that’s the big thing...things are replaceable but people are not.”
Anyone with any information about the incident should call Spencer Police at 704-633-3574.
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