Pender Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect involved in shooting at Atkinson School Gym
ATKINSON, N.C. (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the suspect involved in a shooting on Sunday, March 12, at the Town of Atkinson School Gym.
The suspect has been identified as Tyron ‘Ty’ Markel Allen, 23, and he is wanted for assaualt with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious and injury and assault by pointing a gun.
Allen is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone having information on his whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement or the Pender County Sheriff’s Office directly at 910-259-1212.
The PCSO said in a press release on Wednesday that the shooting happened during a youth basketball session with middle and high school-aged children present. The PCSO says that no 911 calls were received in connection to the shooting.
The PCSO is currently investigating the incident. The public is asked to avoid the gym as the sheriff’s office continues their investigation.
The victim of the shooting has not been identified as of this time. They were transported to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where they are being treated.
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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