UPDATED! Salisbury: Two Men Shot Early Monday Morning on Pearl Street and Transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Posted on July 10, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Donald Tiberio Armstrong, 36, of 331 Pearl Street in Salisbury and Damon Jermaine Blackwell, Jr., 18, of 1601 Mooresville Road in Salisbury were victims of “assault-gun” at 331 Pearl Street Monday morning. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 1:25 a.m.

Both men sustained multiple gunshot wounds, were bleeding profusely, and were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment.  Both men are said to be in stable condition. They were conscious and were responding to emergency personnel in Salisbury. Both men reportedly did not know the shooter. However, the Salisbury Police are said to have a suspect in mind and are looking for him now.

Salisbury Police arrived on Pearl Street near Kincaid Road and set up crime scene tape in the front of the home. Shell casings from handguns were found in the front yard area where numerous evidence cones are scattered.

No motives for the shootings were released yet in a case that remains under intensive investigation in the early morning hours of Monday.

Unconfirmed reports from an area resident alleged a home invasion or robbery was involved. So far Salisbury Police are saying the shootings were not a random act. (A motive was involved)

Location 331 Pearl Street in Salisbury, N.C.:

Shooting Victim Donald Tiberio Armstrong:

Shooting Victim Damon Jermaine Blackwell, Jr.

Photographs from Pearl Street Crime Scene:

Officers search for shell casings in the dark.

Emergency vehicles:

331 Pearl Street during daylight hours:

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 a reward 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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