The Statesville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a restaurant early Sunday morning.

Officers received a report about 5:11 a.m. Sunday that a man had been transported to Iredell Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound, according to an SPD news release. 

The victim, identified as William Ryan Beam, 45, of Statesville was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle after suffering a single gunshot to the abdomen, police said. He was later transported by Iredell County EMS to a regional trauma center.

Beam advised officers that he had been shot by an unknown individual in the parking lot of Lisa’s Restaurant located at 1411 Salisbury Road.

The SPD Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and located evidence of a shooting in the parking lot, according to the news release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the SPD at 704-878-3406 or 704-878-3516.

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