2 injured in shooting, Salisbury police on scene at Catawba College gym

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SALISBURY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two people were injured, and Salisbury police are responding to Catawba College after a reported shooting.

Salisbury firefighters and officers are at the Catawba College gym on the scene of a shooting.

Two people were shot, officials say.

The first victim is a man who was shot multiple times. The second victim has a single gunshot wound to the forearm and is being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries have been reported.

At least one suspect is still on the run and has not been identified at this time.

School officials are advising everyone on campus to shelter in place.

Catawba College is on holiday break this week, however, Rowan-Salisbury Schools was hosting the 2021 Sam Moir Christmas Basketball Tournament between North Rowan High School and West Rowan High School in the gymnasium.

Investigators estimate that 300 to 400 people were attending the game tonight. The school district tweeted out shortly before 9:30 p.m. that the remainder of the tournament was canceled.

It is unclear at this time what prompted the shooting, but students tell WJZY that a fight broke out between a group of people before the shots rang out.

This is an active scene and citizens are still advised to avoid the area.

If anyone has any information that may aid investigators, you are asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department via private message on social media or Salisbury-Rowan Crimestoppers at (866) 639-5245.

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