Update! Salisbury: Novant Health Rowan Medical Center on Lockdown Wednesday Night After Two Men Wounded in a Gunfire Exchange

Posted on September 7, 2016

RFP Staff

**This article was published on September 7th, 2016**

♦ Salisbury is a war zone tonight with two men shot in an exchange of gunfire occurring on the 600 block of E. Cemetery Street in the Park Avenue area.  Isiah Thomas Little, 18, of 600 block E. Cemetery St. in Salisbury and Preston Jaquad Dalton, 20, of the 600 block of W. Liberty Street in Salisbury, were reported wounded in their exchange of gunfire occurring at 9:05 P.M.  Both men were said to know each other.

The crime scene was reported as a single crime scene according to Captain Sheila Lingle of the Salisbury Police.  Both Little and Dalton were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.  One by emergency vehicle and the other by helicopter. Their condition is not known at this time.

One of the wounded men fled the scene and got as far as East Franklin Street.

Captain Lingle told us, earlier in the evening, the shootings were in the early stages of investigation. No motives for the shooting were reported.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Salisbury Police in their investigation.

The E.R. room at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center was on lockdown and was only admitting patients and not visitors earlier in the evening. Police were called to the E.R. to provide extra security.

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center E.R. on lockdown Wednesday night in Salisbury, N.C.

The Crime Scene on the 600 Block of East Cemetery Street in Salisbury, N.C.:

Crime scene tape stretched across East Cemetery Street just ahead:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime 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: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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

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