On Friday morning, October 23rd, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office of a shooting that had occurred in Jackson County near Pinhook Valley Campground off of Charleys Creek Road. The victim was driven a few miles by a friend into Transylvania County while seeking medical attention and stopped at McCall’s Grocery and Gas in Rosman. The Transylvania Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene with the victim and was able to determine the location of the shooting and a suspect’s name. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrived a short time later and began their investigation with the assistance of the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the NCSBI. As a result of the shooting, one arrest has been made and no further suspects are being sought. The victim was transported via air medical ambulance to Mission Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is ongoing. The suspect is currently held in the Jackson County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.
Victim: William Walker McCall, 37 WM
Suspect: Kenneth William McCall, 66 WM, Charleys Creek Road, Tuckasegee, NC.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury and Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property