Second suspect charged after man shot in head in Gastonia

- Two suspects are in custody after an overnight shooting in Gastonia.

Gastonia Police charged Nicolas Justo Cortes with felony assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious injury, and Joviniano Cuevas-Hernandez with attempted murder.

The shooting happened at the Park Apartment Homes on Pembroke Road.

Neighbors told police they heard gunshots around 11:30 p.m.Wednesday night. Police were called to the scene at 1:00 a.m. Thursday.

Police said that 25-year-old Andres Santiago Garcia was shot in the head and airlifted from the scene. He is currenlty in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Neighbors told police the apartment was formally a drug house and the man shot had moved in the day before.

The case is still under investigation.

 

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