**Salisbury: Rodney Carpenter Shot and Stabbed During Home Invasion Sunday Morning on Vanderford Street. Victim in Stable Condition**

Posted on August 27, 2017

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**Updated: According to a family member Rodney Carpenter is now in stable condition, but faces more surgeries.**
♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Rodney Antonio Carpenter, 32, and Rhonica Lyee Woodruff, 44, both living at 211 Vanderford Street in Salisbury’s West End, were victims of a home invasion.  Carpenter was the victim of an “assault-gun”, “assault-knife”, and “burglary–forcible entry”. Carpenter sustained major injuries from being shot and stabbed when two robbers burst through the front door.  Said to be in critical condition, Carpenter was helicoptered to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he is undergoing surgery.  The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 2:52 a.m.  Officers and emergency responders arrived on the scene quickly.  No report of Wooduff being injured.

Salisbury Police Officers were gathering spent shell casings from a handgun on the property in the early morning hours and interviewing neighbors.

The Victims Rhonica Wooduff (L) and Rodney Carpenter (R). Please Pray for Rodney:

211 Vanderford Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

The case is undergoing intensive investigation. No suspects have been named yet.

Location 211 Vanderford Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

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 is being updated as more information arrives**:

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