YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is in the hospital following a shooting in Yadkin County on Wednesday, according to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting was reported around 11 a.m. Deputies say the man was shot at US 21 near Longtown and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
He was reportedly shot while standing on the highway outside of a vehicle.
Deputies have not named any suspects.
Two Yadkin County schools were briefly under lockdown due to law enforcement presence.
Superintendent Todd Martin said that Starmount Middle School and Starmount High School entered lockdown “on the advice of law enforcement” since the shooting was reported in the area near the schools.
This shooting did not happen on campus, and no students were in danger, according to the superintendent.
The lockdown lasted 15 minutes. Schools then returned to normal operations.
“Situations like this are concerning, and I want to assure everyone that we always put student safety at the forefront of all we do, and that is what was done today,” Martin wrote.