SALISBURY, N.C. — Officers with the Salisbury Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred at City Park, near the intersection of W. Miller Street and Club House Drive, on Monday afternoon.
Officers arrived at the park at 5:28 p.m. and found a total of 28 spent firearm shell casings at the crime scene.
While on the scene, authorities say 30-year-old Antwaun Miller arrived at Rowan Regional Medical Center suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound that was related to the shooting at the park.
Officers say they also found a car left at the scene with bullet holes as well as other evidence inside that is believed to have been involved.
Police say no suspects have been identified at this time.
As officers canvased the neighborhood, they found a home on Club House Drive that had been struck several times by bullets which entered the interior of the house.
Police say the residents were home when the gunfire entered the house, but no one was hit or injured.
One adult visitor to the park was taken for treatment after the shooting for a medical emergency that resulted from stress of the incident and not direct gunfire, according to a news release.
Chief Stokes said, “Our community should not and will not tolerate violence. In this instance, several visitors to the park, including children, were endangered by the careless and reckless actions of others. When our residents and visitors, and particularly our children, cannot go to one of our parks for recreational activities everyone suffers because of those who choose to settle disputes with firearms and place others at risk. We continue to see firearms stolen from vehicles across our city, which contributes to gun crime overall. I would encourage everyone in Salisbury, whether you live, work, or visit here, to say something if you see something, and seek other ways to resolve your grievances rather than turning to gun violence.”
Police ask anyone with additional information, including home or business security camera footage, to call Criminal Investigations at 704-638-5262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.