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Man Critically Wounded in Henderson Shooting

Posted April 8, 2007

— Investigators in Vance County were trying to determine Sunday what led to a shooting in Henderson.

Sheriff Peter White said deputies found Trevon Charlton when they answered a call about a shooting at 377 Lynnbank Estates on Saturday evening. Charlton initially was believe to be dead, but paramedics were able to revive him en route to Maria Parham Hospital. He was transferred to Duke University Hospital, where officials Sunday declined to reveal his condition.

The shooting was not random, White said, but the motive was unclear.

Authorities began a search with dogs for suspects who had fled the scene, but later determined they had fled in a black Honda. An alert for that car went out over police radios, officials said.

White said deputies were uncertain about Charlton’s age, but said he was 26 to 28 years old.

Sheriff’s deputies and the State Bureau of Investigation were looking for clues.


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  • tmorgan8 Apr 9, 2007

    getserious and noodist - if you don't have anything intelligent to say, refrain from leaving comments.

  • Arkansas Razorback Apr 9, 2007

    They still have a great drive in movie theater. That is the only reason i go to henderson.

  • LaLa-Land Apr 9, 2007

    Henderson is just like so many small NC towns. If most of the folks were to drive out of wake county and take a look around this is what they would see.

  • mf Apr 8, 2007

    Henderson is a very sad situation. Until recently I taught high school there but the "roughness" and lacking of caring of the decision makers caused me to leave. Almost all the teens I worked with had good points - a value that was there to capture. As teachers our ideas weren't listened to and our efforts weren't followed up on by others in authority. Too many fights and too much blame without taking any responsibiility from those in charge cause those of us who care to finally move on. It is time for the state to move into the community and take charge. They are already "taking charge" in the high schools - a little late, but only good can happen. Henderson needs a good "house cleaning" from the top of the community leaders and the school system leaders on down. The youth are in my prayers.

  • Irishgreek Apr 8, 2007

    Going to Henderson is just as scary as Durham(if you go to the wrong streets).I stay away from both,as I am one who doesn't play in traffic to test my own mortality.

  • stoney Apr 8, 2007

    good place to drown your sorrows

  • ladyblue Apr 8, 2007

    This is one of the reasons I moved from Henderson. Fed up with a depressed town. All the good factories got outsourced and poverty took over. Politicians only argued all the time, even the school commisioners couldn't meet without conflict.I miss KERR Lake the most.