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Police respond to shooting in Long View; one person taken to hospital with gunshot wounds
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Police respond to shooting in Long View; one person taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

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A helicopter lands at Hildebran Elementary School on Thursday, April 15, after a man was shot in Long View.

A man suffering from at least two gunshot wounds was taken to an area hospital Thursday following a shooting in Long View.

Long View Police Lieutenant Mark Ford said officers responded to a report of a home invasion on 38th Street NW around 8 a.m.

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Officers say it appears a suspect kicked in the door of an elderly victim and tried to force the victim to open a safe in the home.

Ford says the victim fired at the suspect.

A tip led officers and emergency personnel to a man suffering from gunshot wounds at Lowman's Motel in Hildebran.

Kevin Griffin is the City of Hickory reporter at the Hickory Daily Record.

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