Statesville shootings, thought to be connected, under investigation



Two South Statesville shootings, one in which a child was struck, are under investigation.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office believes they are connected. The first happened on Rita Avenue around 11:00 Monday night. Sheriff Darren Campbell says a house occupied by two adults and a juvenile was struck by gunfire.

There were no injuries. According to the Sheriff, deputies are pursuing a person of interest. He believes the Rita Avenue Case is connected to a shooting on Caldwell Street early Tuesday morning in which a child was hit.

Police have released few details, but say the child is in stable condition.

Sam Cook lives just down the street and says he heard shots around 4:00 Tuesday morning.

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The investigations continue. Sheriff Campbell asks anyone with information to call.

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