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Arrest made in Kings Mountain YMCA shooting

Kings Mountain police have arrested a teenage suspect following Wednesday night’s shooting at the local YMCA and have warrants for another, officials said Friday.

Wy’naz Shaj Allen,17, of Kings Mountain, was arrested Thursday and police said they have yet to serve warrants for DaShaun Ross, also 17 and of Kings Mountain.

A juvenile whose information will not be released was also taken into custody Friday, police said.

The three were developed as suspects during the investigation of who shot an 18-year-old victim in the abdomen around 9 p.m. Wednesday on the property of the Kings Mountain Family YMCA.

Police said they were called to a local emergency room after the victim arrived in a personal vehicle. The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening and he was released later the same evening, officials said.

The victim and Allen are past known acquaintances, police said. Allen has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by felon.

Allen was taken to the Cleveland County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond.

The unidentified juvenile was taken to the Dallas Juvenile Detention Center Friday after police obtained a secure custody order, officials said.

Warrants for Ross’s arrest are for charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to police.

Anyone with information should call Det. Hamrick: 704-734-0444.

Trenda: 704-358-5089; Twitter: @htrenda
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