Double shooting at high school basketball tournament in North Carolina under investigation

Two boys were injured after a shooting at a high school basketball tournament in Salisbury, North Carolina, police said.

It took place in Catawba College Goodwin Gymnasium’s lobby on Wednesday night just after noon. 20 during the annual Sam Moir Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament.

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A boy was taken to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. The second victim was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. The status of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Two boys were injured after a shooting at a high school basketball tournament in Salisbury, North Carolina, police said.

Two boys were injured after a shooting at a high school basketball tournament in Salisbury, North Carolina, police said.
(FOX 46 Charlotte (WJZY))

Catawba College is on vacation, according to FOX 46 Charlotte. The local business reports that Rowan-Salisbury Schools hosted the tournament and that 300 to 400 people participated in the fight between North Rowan High School and West Rowan High School when the shooting took place.

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The school district tweeted a message to cancel the rest of the tournament just after 6 p.m. 20.30

Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes said at a press conference late in the evening that the shooter is not in custody but it is believed a person fired a gun, the Salisbury Post reported..

Police did not say what caused the shooting, but students told FOX 46 that a fight broke out between a group of people before the shots rang out.

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Witnesses told the Post that four to five shots were fired, and it appeared one boy was shot in the leg while another was shot in the arm.

Anyone with information about the shooting episode should contact the Salisbury Police Department via private message on social media or the Salisbury-Rowan Crimestoppers at 866-639-5245.

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