Police respond to 3 separate overnight shootings in Gaston County
Three men were hurt in the shootings.
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Gaston County are investigating three separate shootings that happened overnight.
The first shooting call came in around 9:15 p.m. and officers responded to Pear Street, according to the Gastonia Police Department.
When officers arrived, they said they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. EMS treated the man at the scene for an injury police listed as non-life-threatening.
The man said that he was shot on Pryor Street. Officers went to that location and arrested the suspect, Lizzie Lanell Littlejohn, for assault with a deadly weapon, according to Gastonia Police.
The second shooting happened on Southside Avenue, right off Hudson Boulevard, just before midnight, according to a report from the Gastonia Police Department. It revealed that a 41-year-old man was shot in the stomach by an unknown suspect.
The third shooting happened just after 1 a.m. on Rocky Ridge Way, the Gaston County Police Department said.
Police found a 55-year-old man who was shot one time at that scene. He was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.
Officers arrested 41-year-old Christopher Joseph Brewer and charged him with attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy. Both Brewer and the victim live on Rocky Ridge Way.
A second suspect in that incident, 43-year-old Jerry Jerome Johnson Jr., was located by members of the Gaston County Police F.A.S.T. team and arrested without incident, a news release stated. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy.
The second suspect, Jerry Jerome Johnson Jr. was located by members of the Gaston County Police F.A.S.T team and arrested without incident. Johnson has been charged with attempted 1st degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and conspiracy.
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