On Monday, Oct. 11, the Salisbury Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of City Park, near the intersection of W. Miller St. and Club House Dr. at 5:28 p.m. Officers located a total of 28 spent firearm shell casing at the crime scene. While officers were on the scene, Antwaun Reynard Miller, age 30, of Salisbury arrived at Rowan Regional Medical Center suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers have connected Miller’s injuries to the incident at City Park. Officers also located a vehicle that left the scene with bullet holes and other evidence inside that is believed to have been involved. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Officers canvased the neighborhood and located a home in the 300 block of Club House Drive that had been struck several times by bullets which entered into the interior of the house. The residents were home when the gunfire entered the house but no one was injured.
One adult visitor to the park was taken for treatment for a medical emergency that resulted from stress of the incident and not the direct result of the gunfire.
Chief Stokes said, “Our community should not and will not tolerate violence. In this instance, several visitors to the park, including children, were endangered by the careless and reckless actions of others. When our residents and visitors, and particularly our children, cannot go to one of our parks for recreational activities everyone suffers because of those who choose to settle disputes with firearms and place others at risk. We continue to see firearms stolen from vehicles across our city, which contributes to gun crime overall. I would encourage everyone in Salisbury, whether you live, work, or visit here, to say something if you see something, and seek other ways to resolve your grievances rather than turning to gun violence.”
If anyone has additional information, to include home or business security camera video, please contact Criminal Investigations at 704-638-5262, email email@example.com or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers.
Residents and business owners who have security cameras can register for the Salisbury Police Department Salisbury Camera Action Network online https://form.jotform.com/90715212141949. Through this program camera owners can advise the police department where their cameras are recording to assist with investigations. Your camera video is not supplied to the police department unless you allow the feed and remains under the owner’s control.