• Police search for man wanted in connection with Salisbury shooting

    By: Stephanie Tinoco

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    SALISBURY, N.C. - Police are looking for a gunman accused of shooting a man multiple times Saturday evening in Salisbury.

    The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at the Brookview Apartments on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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    Police said 32-year-old Michael Connor Jr. showed up to Novant Health with multiple gunshot wounds and was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to be treated.

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    There is no word on his condition at this point.

    Detectives have identified the shooter as Corey Sims, 29, and believe he is in the Mocksville area.

    (Corey Sims)

    Sims has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

    Channel 9's Stephanie Tinoco spoke with neighbors, who said they heard multiple gunshots around 6 p.m. Saturday night. 

    "We don't want to come outside," neighbor Amy Walton said. "I come outside at night, but it's scary. That's why we keep both of our doors locked. It just needs to stop. We should be able to walk out front doors and not worry about it."

    Walton said she lives feet away from where the man was shot. She said it was near a playround, where children were playing. 

    "You heard the parents grabbing them," Walton said. "The one that was shot, they were dragging him in the car. I seen some girl running and they picked him up and threw him in the car and they just took off. It's scary. I don't know who he is. I've never seen him before. 

    Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call 911 or Salisbury police at 704-638-5333.

    You may also call Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or contact Salisbury Police Department by Facebook Messenger.

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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