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Sheriff calls in SBI to investigate shooting involving kin of employee

Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin called on the SBI to investigate a shooting in the Valley Hill community after it was determined that someone involved was a relative of a sheriff’s office employee.

Sheriff's deputies, emergency medical personnel and Valley Hill Fire & Rescue responded to a 911 call at 9:45 Wednesday night reporting that someone had been shot on Conservative Lane. The sheriff's office employee was not involved in the incident and was not on scene of the incident or on duty when the shooting occurred, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

Because of the close relationship of the employee and one of the parties involved in the shooting, Griffin "immediately requested that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation respond to the scene and conduct the investigation into this shooting," the news releasew said.