FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that reportedly occurred off Old Mountain Road in western Iredell County on Monday.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of 2949 Old Mountain Road in reference to a shooting Monday evening, Sheriff Darren Campbell said Tuesday in a news release.

After deputies arrived on scene, they were told a vehicle had wrecked in a field nearby, Campbell said. As deputies were going to the car, they received information that the occupant of the vehicle may be armed, according to the news release.

When deputies reached the car, they located a male lying on the ground, Campbell said. While searching the victim for wounds, they located a small pistol in his front pants pocket, he added.

The person who was shot was taken to a medical facility for treatment of a gunshot wound, Campbell said. The ICSO did not release the person’s name.

The scene was secured, along with a secondary location near the wreck location, according to the news release.

Deputies have identified all parties involved, and there is no known threat to the community, Campbell said.

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