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APD officers investigate report of shots fired in Shiloh area

Asheville police responded to a report of shots fired in the Shiloh area about just before 2 p.m. Thursday. Not long after, a person went to Mission Hospital with a gunshot wound. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

One person is in the hospital after a shooting in the Shiloh area Thursday.

Asheville Police responded to a report of shots fired just before 2 p.m. in the area of 381 Brooklyn Road, several houses up from the intersection of Shiloh Road. Neighbors said they heard anywhere from two to six shots.

Police and forensics personnel taped off a large section of Brooklyn Road while they combed the area for evidence. APD Lt. Jonathan Brown said several shell casing were found in the area but not much else.

As many as seven evidence markers could be seen on the road where blood was identified.

The nearby Shiloh Center was briefly placed on lock down as police made sure the area was clear.

A victim in the shooting drove himself to Mission Hospital. Police have not identified the victim but said he is a young man and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Police could not tell News 13 if the victim was cooperating with investigators.

Police also received reports of a vehicle leaving the scene at a high rate of speed on nearby Caribou Road, but did not get a description of the vehicle.

No one is in custody, and police say they do not have any suspects.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the vehicle leaving the scene is asked to call the Asheville Police non-emergency number: 828-252-1110.

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