One dead, one injured in shooting on Doggett Rd. near Forest City


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Rutherford County that happened on Friday.

Deputies responded to the incident on Doggett Road near Quail Run near Forest City, according to Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said two people were involved in a dispute when the shooting happened.

At 5:35 p.m., deputies received a call for assistance in reference to a man pointing a gun at someone. When officers arrived on scene, two males were found shot in the front yard of the residence.

One man had a gunshot wound to a lower extremity and was transported to a hospital with injuries. Deputies say he was released shortly after. The other man died at the scene. That person’s identity has not yet been released.

Deputies said investigators are still speaking to witnesses but that they do not believe there are any other suspects and there is no danger to the public.

The investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates.

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