Wednesday, July 17

Asheboro Shooting Triggers School Lockdown

ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – Police are investigating a shooting that occured in earlier this afternoon in Asheboro.

Police, CSI, and detectives are actively investigating the scene of a shooting at the intersection of S McCrary St and Dixon Ave. According to an official with the Asheboro Police Department two males had an argument on Dixon Avenue in Asheboro after approaching each other on the street.  Police say one of the males produced a gun and fired multiple shots at the other.  The victim fled the scene and officers say they do not believe he was hit.

Officers have a juvenile suspect detained and they say they are continuing to gather information. The incident led to two schools going into lockdown. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Asheboro Police Department issued a lockdown at Donna Lee Loflin and Lindley Park Elementary Schools due to a potential threat in the area of both schools” said Leigh Anna Marbert, Asheboro City Schools Public Information officer. An official with the Asheboro police department confirmed that due to the proximity to Donna Lee Loflin Elementary school and the fact that school was about to release students for the day, they made the decision to lock down the school. That lockdown has since been lifted. 

Due to the ongoing investigation no further information was available at the time of publishing. More information will be added as it becomes available.