At least two shot in rash of overnight shootings | Crime
SALISBURY - Police in Salisbury were kept busy overnight and in the early morning hours of Friday investigating three separate shooting incidents in which at least two men suffered gun shot wounds.
The first incident happened just after 10 pm at 708 W. Cemetery Street. Police were called to a report of a disturbance and shooting at this address. Latoya Cathcart told police that her former boyfriend, Terry Isaac Brown, Jr., 28, had come over to her house and that the two had started arguing. She told police that Brown was drunk and carrying a beer bottle. A short time later two men in a silver Chevrolet Malibu drove up to the house and began arguing with Brown. According to police, Brown pulled a handgun and shot at the men. The men got into the car and left, and police it is not known if either man was actually hit by gunfire. Brown was then detained by Cathcart and her family until police arrived. Brown is now being held in jail under $5000 bond, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, and illegal discharge of a firearm within city limits.
The second incident happened several hours later, just before 3:30 am at the Clancy Hills Apartments. Police were called to investigate a report that shots had been fired. When they arrived they found a man who claimed to be Darius Hairston laying on the ground crying. Police discovered that Hairston had been shot three times in the upper leg. Minutes later they discovered a second victim. A man claiming to be Charles Summerville of Charlotte was on the ground in front of another apartment building at the same complex. Summerville had a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Summerville told police he was "chillin' with his friends" when he heard gunshots, felt pain, and started running before he collapsed on the ground. Both men were taken to the hospital. Police told WBTV that the men are not being cooperative and they aren't sure the names the men gave are their actual identities. The investigation is continuing.
The third incident happened less than an hour later at a home located at 508 E. Fisher Street. The homeowner, Barbara Hopkins, said her son ran into her bedroom and said that someone had shot at the house, shattering the glass in the front door. Once police arrived they learned that Hopkins's daughter had been driven home by a boyfriend earlier and that the boyfriend had apparently fired the shot at the house. Police also discovered a Mercury Cougar parked a block or two down the street, riddled with bullet holes. Investigators believe it was the car driven by the man who shot at the house, and that the girl's brothers may have fired back, striking the car. Police have a suspect in mind, but so far, no one has been charged in this case.
Anyone with information that can help officers with any of these cases is asked to call Salisbury Police at 704-638-5388.