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Police Investigate Shooting Incident

The Gaston County Police responded to 784 Cason St. Belmont, NC at approximately 1:15 am on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in reference to a report of a subject being shot.  Upon arrival County Police located Jeffrey Scott Woods, age 60, inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  The suspected shooter, Harold Wayne Owens, age 75, was still on scene.  Owens was interviewed as part of the investigation.  The County Police Criminal Investigations Unit will confer with the District Attorney’s Office for possible charges in this case.

Jeffrey Woods was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia for treatment.  He was later transferred to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for further treatment.

Further details surrounding the investigation cannot be released at this time.  

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to Gaston County Police Det. Hutch Dow at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.