The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 9, 2013

Albemarle Police say no connection between shooting and Spring Arbor

By B.J. Drye, Editor

Monday, September 9, 2013 — Spring Arbor residents reported witnessing a firearm being fired Saturday afternoon, but it appears to be a random act, according to law enforcement officials.

A gold-colored Honda with four black men reportedly drove by the assisted living center, with one of the passengers pulling out a firearm, pointing it in the air and firing it, a police investigator said.

Albemarle Police Capt. David Dulin said residents were sitting outside Spring Arbor when they saw the incident.

“Patrol looked the rest of the night to see if they could find this gold-colored Honda,” Dulin, of the Criminal Investigations Unit, said.

“They did not shoot at the people or at the building or anything like that,” Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said.

“There is no connection between this and the nursing home.

“We don’t have anything suggesting that they were targeting the elderly.”

The car and its occupants were not found as of Monday morning.