A local adolescent was shot early on Friday morning was first listed in critical but stable condition and is now doing better.
According to sources relaying update reports from his family, the victim, whose name was withheld by authorities, is a 16-year-old sophomore at Mount Airy High School and has been able to speak since undergoing surgery.
The young man has taken a few steps while recovering from the incident in which he was shot in the stomach by another young man who is thought to be an older cousin but cannot yet walk correctly.
A prayer vigil was conducted on Sunday night to remember the neighborhood student who was hurt while out of town.
After a call about the gunshot at 1:40 a.m. on Friday in the 200 block of Woodbridge Drive, Mount Airy, county deputies discovered the victim. They took her to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. It can be reached from Pipers Gap Road.
According to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, the male cousin accused of committing the crime is a minor and an adult. As a result, neither person’s name has been disclosed.
On the alleged offender, a juvenile petition for assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and serious injury was filed. Maj. Scott Hudson stated that the young man was brought into custody the day of the incident, but he wasn’t sure if he was still in charge on Monday.
Although the Surry Sheriff’s Office has not disclosed the shooting details, sources claim it was related to a recent fistfight between the two people and an ongoing argument.
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According to reports, those events led to the altercation early on Friday. The injured teen is characterized as a popular and hardworking student who holds down an after-school job.
The Surry County Sheriff’s Office, which has received assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation, has categorized the incident as the subject of an ongoing investigation as of the most recent report.
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