Elizabeth City police investigating Thursday night shooting, two facing charges

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — The Elizabeth City Police Department is investigating a Thursday night shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

At approximately 9:12 p.m., officers responded to 1507 Herrington Road in reference to a gunshot victim. Tiana Shenay Thornton, 19, was found with a gunshot wound to the upper left side of her chest near her shoulder.

Due to the severity of her injury, Thornton was flown to Norfolk General for treatment. She is listed in stable condition at this time, according to officials.

On Thursday, police said Jovon Crutch, 22, of Herrington Road in Elizabeth City, and Coreantay Crutch, 21, of Oak Grove Avenue in Elizabeth City, were arrested. Both were charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries. Crutch was also charged with trafficking opium. Both were taken into custody and given a $200,000 secured bond.

This is an active investigation, the Elizabeth City Police Department urges anyone with information on this case to contact the department at (252) 335-4321, or the Crime Line at (252) 355-5555.

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