19-year-old man shot at apartment in Aberdeen, dog found injured near scene

ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was shot and injured at an apartment in Aberdeen Wednesday morning., the Aberdeen Times reported.


Emergency officials responded to a shooting call around 5:30 a.m. at an apartment located at 509 S. Pinehurst St.

Authorities on scene located an adult male victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the Aberdeen Times. The man, identified as Davon Simpson, 19, was transported via ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A helicopter had been called to the scene but had to be canceled because its arrival time was too long.

Simpson underwent surgery for his injuries and was reported to be in stable condition at last check.

A dog that was believed to have been injured in the shooting was found by residents a short distance from the shooting scene, the Aberdeen Times reported. The dog has been transported to a local veterinary clinic for treatment.

Authorities are also at the vet clinic examining the dog for any potential evidence that may be related to the shooting, according to police officials.

No information has been released regarding any possible suspects or a motive for the shooting.

Responding were units with Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and the Aberdeen Police Department.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

If you have any information on the identity of the person or persons responsible for this incident, contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 or the Aberdeen Police Department Crime Tip Line at 910-944-4561.

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