The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) responded to a 911 call regarding a disturbance in the 700 block of MLK Jr. Ave. S at approximately 4:10 p,m. While officers were arriving, an updated call indicated there were victims at the Towne Creek Park in the 700 block of E. Monroe St. As officers arrived they found a female and male victim suffering gunshot wounds in the park grounds. Both victims were deceased when officers arrived.
SPD detectives are actively working the scene with assistance of the State Bureau of Investigations. The detectives have strong leads they are pursuing. The victims are not being identified pending notification of next of kin.
There appeared to be a gathering of people in a gazebo in the park, it is still undetermined whether the victims were part of that gathering. There are no other known victims. The limited suspect information provided was three males in a dark mid-sized car.
SPD was assisted by Salisbury Fire Department, Rowan EMS, Rowan Emergency Services.