Salisbury: Two Shootings Tuesday Night. One on the 400 Block of East Fisher and the Second on the 1700 Block of North Long

Posted on August 30, 2016

RFP Staff

**This article was published August 30, 2016**

♦ Salisbury Police sources report a running gun battle between two groups of young men in the back lot of Marco’s Pizzeria on the 400 block of East Fisher at 6:30 p.m. The gunfight spread to the area by the intersection of E. Innes and South Long. A 15-year old allegedly shot into a house multiple times at 409 E. Fisher Street. One of the bullets struck Timothy Little, 16, in the buttocks. He was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and then helicoptered to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.   The two groups dispersed after a exchange of gunfire and the Salisbury Police and Rowan Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived in numbers followed by a Fire Department vehicle.

The juvenile who allegedly shot Little, was arrested at the scene after he threw down his handgun, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling (felony), assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill (felony), carrying a concealed weapon (misdemeanor), possession of a firearm by a minor (misdemeanor), and violating the city ordinance about discharging a firearm within the city limits (felony), He is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Suspects being questioned at intersection of South Long and East Fisher:

The back lot of Marco’s Pizzeria on the 400 block of East Fisher Street.

Police investigating the area around Christo’s for shell casings:

Police arriving on the scene:

Police Examining a damaged car:

Salisbury Police investigating the crime scene:

A second shooting took place at around 7:30 p.m. much further away on the 1700 block of North Long Street. According to police sources two vehicles sped down the street and male passenger in a maroon car shot into the other as it pulled into a driveway. The victim coming from East Spencer, Eddie Floyd Bennett, 33, lived on the 1700 block of North Long Street. His damaged 1991 Burgundy Buick Regal revealed a bullet hole in the rear window. Three of his windows were damaged. Scratched by flying glass and grazed by a bullet, Bennett declined medical treatment at the scene.

Citizens having any knowledge about these crimes are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as soon as more information arrives.**

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