• Deputies: Woman shot by masked man in Alexander Co.

    By: Dave Faherty


    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies in Alexander County were on the scene of an early-morning shooting Monday.

    Investigators said a woman was shot on Rocky Springs Road, just outside Taylorsville, around 7:30 a.m.

    Deputies said Inez Maria Kim had been rushed to a hospital after being shot in the leg.

    Police said Kim called 911 right away and reported what happened at the home.

    "He shot through my window at me. He shot me. It was a guy in a red hoodie. I see him out my window and told him to get the **** away.  I was mopping my floor,” Kim said on the 911 call.

    Deputies told Channel 9 that Kim was struck by a bullet after a masked man shot into her house. Kim told police the man was wearing a red hooded shirt and a green Halloween mask.

    The woman’s boyfriend, who asked not to be identified, said he was at work when he got a frantic call from Kim about what happened.

    The Alexander County sheriff said he does not believe this is a random shooting.  He described the area as rural with very little crime.  

    However, Kim’s boyfriend said Kim has no enemies.

    "She's an awesome girl. She'd do anything for anybody.  You ask her for anything she'd be there right there for you. I don't know why anybody would want to so this to her," he said.

    By lunchtime, neighbors like Gene Dagenhart had heard the description and were ready. 

    "I checked my outbuildings. I was armed. Most people here are armed and probably still yet.  I wouldn't advice anyone to mess around for a while," Dagenhart said.

    While this was going on, a East Alexander middle school located less than a mile away was placed under lockdown.

    No arrested have been made.

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