Special to Iredell Free News
Two men face felony charges in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning in Mooresville in which one person was injured and several homes and cars were damaged by gunfire.
About 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Mooresville police officers responded to multiple reports about shots being fired in the area of Logan Street and Brookwood Street. Several callers reported that their houses or vehicles had been hit by gunshots.
Officers arrived on scene and located numerous shell casings from different caliber firearms scattered in the roadway along Logan Street, according to an MPD news release.
While officers were on Logan Street, dispatch received a call about an individual suffering from a gunshot wound at a residence in the Piedmont Point Apartments.
Officers subsequently learned that the individual at Piedmont Point had been wounding during the incident on Logan Street, police said. The individual, who was shot in the back, was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to recover, according to the news release.
MPD detectives responded to both scenes and began collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. As a part of the investigation, detectives the MPD Special Response Team executed a search warrant for a residence on Logan Street.
Detectives also searched a residence in Catawba County. That effort resulted in the recovery of weapons and a vehicle used during the incident, police said.
Based on the investigation of the incident, MPD detectives arrested two individuals in connection with the shooting.
Jaylon Edmond Westbrook, 19, of Sherrills Ford was charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond due to the seriousness of the charges. He is currently on probation/parole for other felony convictions.
Anazi Nykeem Quiller, 18, of Mooresville was charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.
This investigation is continuing, and more arrests are expected, police said.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Lawing at 704-664-3311.