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Henderson man faces attempted murder charge

Henderson police said one person has been taken into custody after an 18-year-old was shot near the intersection of Chestnut and Church streets.

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HENDERSON, N.C. — A Henderson man is facing an attempted murder charge in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old man Friday afternoon, police said.

The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Chestnut and Church streets in Henderson.

Henderson police spokesman Lt. Chris Ball said officers were in the area and heard shots being fired. They found Shyeem Burton with multiple gunshot wounds in his legs. He was taken to a hospital, and his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

A man who lives nearby was walking his dog when the shots were fired. 

"I heard about five gunshots and I ducked and ran back towards the house," Wesley Wall said. "It is scary, it sure is scary I have never experience anything like it in my life."

Bonnie Jefferson also lives nearby. She said the violence in the neighborhood keeps people inside. 

"it is unnerving, it is uncomfortable," she said. 

Randy Perry Jr., 24, of the 700 block of State Street in Henderson, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Ball said Burton and Perry know each other. The shooting happened  near the Vance County Courthouse, but Ball said it was unrelated to the courthouse.



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