Crime

Salisbury police investigating two separate murders Sunday, including death of 7-year-old girl

Police in Salisbury are investigating two separate murders that occurred early Sunday morning, including a shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead.

Police responded to a call at 4:19 a.m. about a shooting at 200 Harrel St.

A’yanna Allan, 7, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Observer news partner WBTV. Her grandmother, 56-year-old Shirley Robinson, was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. Robinson was taken to the hospital to be treated and has since been released.

Sunday afternoon, Robinson told WBTV she and A’yanna were sleeping on the same bed when bullets were fired through their bedroom window.

In an earlier incident, police were called at 1:22 a.m. about a shooting at the Firewater Restaurant and Lounge at 122 Avalon Dr. When they arrived, officers were told a victim shot in the parking lot had been taken to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center by a private car.

The victim, identified as Sharod Raheen Mathis, 22, died of his injuries.

Salisbury Police Criminal Investigators and the State Bureau of Investigations are working together to investigate both cases.

Anyone with information regarding the two cases is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

The two shootings took place about a mile and a half away from each other.

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