Police search for teen in connection with student's shooting

by: Eric Philips Updated:


SALISBURY, N.C. - Salisbury police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon at Salisbury High School.

Two people ran from the scene, police said.

Arrests warrants were issued Monday night for Dajuan Lamont Russell, 17, of Salisbury.

Russell is accused of shooting Shaleek Williams, 16, Monday afternoon near the gym of Salisbury High School. Police said Williams was punched in the face and then shot in the abdomen area.

Police said the shooting occured after classes were dismissed for the day.

The warrants were for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm on school property and discharging a weapon on school property.

Williams was taken to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle.

Williams is expected to be released Monday night from the hospital.

Both Salisbury High School and Livingston College were placed on lockdown during the initial investigation, but both lockdowns have been lifted.

Police are still investigating the shooting and said they have strong leads on suspects.

They will have a strong presence at the school Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Russell are asked to contact the Salisbury police department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 866-639-5245.