(Updated Apr. 7, 2:30 p.m.)
Officers seek Rocky Springs shooter
A Taylorsville woman was shot in her home Monday morning, April 7, and officers
are searching for the suspect.
Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman told The Times that Inez Kim, age 33
of Rocky Springs Road, Taylorsville, called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Monday and said
she’d been shot.
Officers responded and found Kim suffering from a leg wound where the bullet
had entered her thigh.
A bullet hole was found in a window on the west side of the mobile home. Sheriff
Bowman noted that the window does not face the road.
Kim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries,
Evidence is leading officers to believe the assailant was someone who knew the
residents of the home, said the Sheriff.
“This is not a random, drive-by shooting,” he emphasized.
The shooter was described as wearing a red hoodie jacket and a green
Halloween mask, but further details, or whether it was a man or woman, is not known.
Officers set up a perimeter around the scene, believing the suspect was on foot.
However, due to wet ground from a heavy rain Monday morning, the possibility of the
suspect being on foot was quickly ruled out, Bowman related.
Anyone having information on this incident is asked to call Alexander County
Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-2911 or the Alexander County Crime Stoppers at
828-632-8555. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the suspect.