Man shot in chest in critical condition
High Point Police are looking for leads in a shooting that left a man alive, but in critical condition, Thursday night.
At 7:11 p.m. Police responded to Hoskins and Washington Street in response to a shooting. While they were headed to the area, they learned that the shooting victim was on his way to the hospital.
Mario Donahue, 25, was taken to the emergency room at High Point Regional UNC Health Care by a personal vehicle. There he was stabilized by hospital staff before being transported by helicopter to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for further treatment.
High Point police Lt. Kevin Ray said that even though the shooting was held in a public area, they can’t seem to find anyone to tell them what exactly happened.
“We are still moving on the investigation. We understand that there were several people present but no one saw anything,” Ray said.
When asked if the shooting was drug or gang-related Ray said that it was still too early to comment on any type of contributing factors.
Donahue’s condition is listed in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was injured in another shooting in August 2009 at a home on Friendly Avenue.
“At this point, I do not think that there is any connection between the two shootings,” Ray said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 889-4000 or Ray at (336) 887-7830.
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