Social media messages lead to argument, gunfire and assault charge in Statesville

Hazal Leanor Hodge
Hazal Leanor Hodge

An argument over social media messages in Statesville ended in a man being shot twice and his girlfriend charged with assault, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim and his girlfriend had been drinking and hanging out with friends Saturday night before the shooting erupted, the office says in a statement.

Social media messages sent or received led to an extended argument until the girlfriend picked up a gun and shot victim Steve Adams twice, it says. Adams was taken to the hospital with what authorities called non-life threatening injuries.

Hazal Leanor Hodge, 41, who lives in the home, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. She was held without bond until she appears before a judge.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender