PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at 1367 Carson Road in Pilot Mountain just after 5 p.m. on Friday. The victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he’s receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The shooter is still at large and considered to be armed and dangerous.
According to Surry County Sheriff’s Lt. David Hamlin, the shooting resulted from some sort of altercation between the two men. Hamlin said there may have been some record of assault between the two. He stressed the shooting was not a random act of violence and the two men knew each other.
After responding to the shooting, which occurred at 5:16 p.m. on Friday, deputies found one man who had been shot in the right leg with a small-caliber handgun, according to Hamlin. Hamlin said the victim in the shooting was still recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as of Saturday morning.
According to Hamlin, the suspect in the shooting has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and a warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest. Hamlin also said all surrounding law enforcement agencies have been notified and the man’s name is now in a national database identifying him as having a warrant for his arrest.
According to King Police Sgt. Dallas Hale, his department did receive a tip the shooting suspect was at a hotel in King Friday night. However, King Police did not locate the suspect at the site. Hale said his department has received no further leads in the search but remains on the lookout for the suspect.
Citing concerns for the safety of residents, Hamlin stated his department will not be releasing the identity of the suspected shooter until the man has been arrested.