15-year-old shot, suspect sought

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

A 15-year-old boy was shot twice Monday night, and authorities are searching for a suspect.

Warrants for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon are pending service to Pierre Alexander Amerson, 21, of the 2500 block of Bella Bridge Road, Broadway, according to Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton.

Sanford Police officers responded to the 500 block of Pineland Street at 9:21 p.m. Monday in reference to a gunshot victim, according to a police report. The 15-year-old boy was shot once in the face and in the shoulder area. The victim was taken to the Central Carolina Hospital Emergency Room and later flown to UNC Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

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