New details released about shooting that happened on Moffitt Drive in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police released new details Monday about a shooting that happened Sunday.

At approximately 4:18 p.m. Sunday High Point police were called to 224 Moffitt Drive after receiving calls for shots fired, according to a press release.

“I had my family over at my house yesterday and I had my son and my daughter cleaning the car and they said they heard just a bunch of gunshots repeatedly going off,” said Danny Myers, who lives on the next block. “I came back out and I heard a couple more shots.”

While officers were responding the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located the 22-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken by EMS to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.

While officers were on scene on Moffitt Drive, it was reported a second victim, a 24-year-old, was taken by a citizen in a personal vehicle to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe a man named Ladarrius Easterling took the second victim to the hospital. Probation officers arrested Easterling for an unrelated crime.

FOX8 learned on Monday that Easterling is a felon. He was charged in connection to a standoff back in 2017.

High Point police are checking to see if the shooting could be drug or gang related. Investigators found an AR-15, ammunition, marijuana and heroin in the home on Moffitt Drive.

“It is kind of getting scary around here,” Myers said.

Police are also checking to see if there is a connection to another shooting that happened on Sunday, which resulted in a 38-year-old man being injured. The victim was listed in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jim Summey, the executive director for High Point Community Against Violence, said that even though these types of crimes are often targeted, people at home should still care.

“It is so important for the public to understand that we have people right now that are ready to kill each other on a moment’s notice because of their ideas of what it is to be respected or disrespected,” Summery said. “If we don’t stop this, it only breeds itself and becomes worse and it will become worse.”

Anyone with any information on either shooting can call High Point police at (336) 889-4000.

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