Salisbury: Gunshots on Roy Street in the West End Closes Down Salisbury 49ers Youth League Practice Tuesday Afternoon at Miller Recreation

Posted on September 21, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources multiple gunshots were fired at 316 Roy Street in Salisbury’s violence plagued West End, closing down a Salisbury 49ers youth league football practice at Miller Park in the 1400 block of West Bank Street on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m.  Fortunately no one was struck by bullets either at the playing field or on Roy Street about a block away.  The gunfire came from vehicle which sped away prior to the Salisbury Police’s arrival. Officers found shell casings from a handgun laying in the street.

316 Roy Street in Salisbury, N.C.


The Salisbury 49ers, a Police Athletic League AAU team made up of pre teens, immediately went to the ground as a precaution.  Practice was cancelled and players and other youngsters, under the watchful eye of coaches and parents, left the practice area after the police arrived.

It’s a shame that such healthy and valuable youth activities have to be marred by gunfire.

The Salisbury 49ers were practicing for a major contest against the High Point Steelers on Saturday, September the 24th at 10 a.m.

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: 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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