Asheville -- Asheville Police Department are asking the public’s help in identifying a shooter at a weekend “Sweet 16”
birthday party that sent one teenager to the hospital in serious condition.
Asheville Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Livingston St. at 9:59 p.m. on Jan. 15 to investigate reports of a shooting. They quickly arrived within two minutes and found a medium-sized crowd and a juvenile inside the building suffering from a gun-shot wound.
Officers rendered first aid until EMS/AFD responded, and the victim was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment, listed in serious, but stable condition.
APD officers gathered statements from those at the birthday party, and it appears an altercation broke out between groups of children from two different Asheville neighborhoods just prior to the shooting.
Police are asking your help with any information that will lead to the identity of the shooter. You can contact APD directly at (828) 252-1110. Or you send an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search "Asheville PD" in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.