♦ Armed robberies and shootings continue to pile up at a rapid clip in Salisbury, N.C. again this week with no apparent letup.
Sources in the Salisbury Police Department report that Juvarius Markest White, 33, of the 400 block Ludwick Avenue in Salisbury, was shot in the thigh by an armed robber during a holdup at 817 Park Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Monday.
White drove to the house on Park Avenue to pick a friend up, but a stranger jumped into the car and pulled a semi-automatic on him, demanding cash. The two men struggled before the robber shot White in the thigh and relieved him of an undisclosed amount cash. The gunman quickly fled the area.
817 Park Avenue in Salisbury, N.C.:
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Bleeding profusely from the gunshot wound inches above his knee, White drove his Mitsubishi Galant to Burger King on E. Innes and called 911 around 8:30 p.m. A short time later White was transported to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. His condition is not known at this time.
The Shooting Victim Juvarius Markest White:
The Salisbury Police are currently hunting for the gunman described as a Black male wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt.
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 soon as more information arrives.**