Two Rowan County men are in critical condition after being shot about a mile apart early Tuesday morning.
Officials do not believe the cases are related, however.
The Observer’s news partner WBTV reports a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest on West C Street and flown to the hospital. A second person, a 34-year-old man, was shot about a mile away on Banks Street. That man was also flown to the hospital.