Caromont Medical In Gastonia Put On Brief Lockdown Following Nearby Shooting

GASTONIA, NC — For about an hour Thursday night Caromont Medical Center was locked down following a shooting on nearby Ashton Avenue.

Officials say a man was shot multiple times at his home on 1214 Ashton Avenue around 8:10pm and taken to Caromont with life threatening injuries.

A Nursing Administrator with the hospital said Caromont was placed on lockdown from around 9pm-10pm as a result of nearby police activity. No further incidents were reported.

Police are looking for the suspect.