Crime & Courts

Woman killed, man wounded in Caldwell County

A woman was killed and a man seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday morning on Wheeler Hollow Place in Caldwell County’s Gamewell community, sheriff’s investigators said.

Deputies said the woman’s body was found in a vehicle, and the man was found a few feet away in the front yard of a home. The man was airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Neither lived at the home, investigators said.

“Right now, we are still trying to ascertain exactly what happened,” sheriff’s Capt. B.J. Fore said.

Still, he said, “We don't think the community is in any danger. We're not looking for a shooter on the scene or anything like that.”

Investigators expect to be at the scene well into the afternoon.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak