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Henderson teen hospitalized after shooting

Posted April 7, 2013
Updated April 8, 2013

— Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a 15-year-old boy as he walked down a Henderson street Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said the teen, identified as Sandtonio Knott Jr., and two other teens were walking on the sidewalk on East Rock Spring Street at about 1:15 p.m. when the shooting occurred.

Witnesses reported hearing four or five gunshots and then saw Knott fall to the ground and yell for help.

"I was so scared today. I don't even want my kids outside, as of right now," said Kenyetta Williams, who lives nearby. "That was real scary for that to happen right here at my home with kids in my home."

Knott was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper shoulder, police said. He was listed in stable condition Sunday evening.

Police have found a vehicle that they think might have been involved in the shooting. Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141.


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  • zenonx6 Apr 8, 2013

    Anarchy is coming.

  • Willie_11 Apr 8, 2013

    I used to live in Henderson and it didn't seem to be bad then. Seems like a lot has happened in 10 years.

  • 1madspectator Apr 8, 2013

    Its going to get worse. My aunt was attacked in broad daylight in the walmart parking lot with a brick, luckily she made it ok and they only got her purse. Thanks to specatators helping and giving police descriptions, he was caught. Too bad the punishment afterwards did not fit the crime. I have plenty of bricks.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 8, 2013

    Lookout, Henderson is going to replace Fayeteville for worst crime. Maybe some of the criminals from Fayeteville moved there?