66-year-old grandmother hospitalized following shooting at Salisbury home

Published: Apr. 12, 2018 at 12:46 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2018 at 5:18 PM EDT
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(David Whisenant-WBTV)
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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A 66-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after being shot twice at a home in Rowan County Wednesday night.

The shooting occurred at a home on Ivy Street in Salisbury around midnight. According to the Salisbury Police Department, a man came to the house and started knocking on the door.  The resident opened up, the man asked for someone specific, the resident said that person wasn't there and shut the door.

That man and another man in a car in the driveway then started shooting.  The woman was shot in the buttocks and in the leg.

On Thursday bullet holes could be seen all over the front of the house.

While the woman was struck by two shots, police and witnesses say several more shots were actually fired.

"Around 8 or 9 rounds, I didn't know the exact location, but I know it was near my home," a neighbor told WBTV.  "I know that wasn't someone just shooting up in the air, I knew someone was probably in trouble. Sad to hear, I mean, from what I believe I thought I was in a good neighborhood, sad to hear that something like that is happening nearby."

Police said the woman "wasn't the person who the shooters were looking for."

Witnesses reported hearing an argument at the home earlier in the day.

The victim was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center then transferred to a trauma center.. She is in stable condition, police said.

The suspects were described as two black men, one "heavy-set," the other "medium brown skinned."  The men may have left in what the resident called a "Nissan-type vehicle."

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333.

Tips may be submitted online: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/

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