23-year-old arrested, 68-year-old in critical condition after shooting in Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department is investigating after a 68-year-old man was shot late Wednesday night.
Officers were called to Mount Clare Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. to investigate reports of a shooting. They found the victim suffering from four gunshot wounds to the torso and leg.
Police immediately began administering aid to the victim until EMS arrived. He was rushed to Mission Hospital in critical condition.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, police identified the shooter as 23-year-old Terrence Lamont Burt Jr. He is facing attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into occupied property charges.
Burt Jr. was arrested with the help of the Weaverville Police Department and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
He is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110, or text TIP2APD to 847411.
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