ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – A Lenoir man is in jail after deputies in Alexander County say he shot a woman in the leg Wednesday.

According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a reported shooting in the area of 67 Old Wilkesboro Ext. in Taylorsville. When police arrived, they say a truck came driving into the parking lot of Propst Superette on Highway 16 with a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in the passenger seat.

A Taylorsville Police officer was able to put a tourniquet on the woman’s leg until paramedics arrived and took her to Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Officials say the victim was later taken to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Deputies say their investigation revealed that the shooting happened at a residence in Taylorsville. Jeremy Wayne Fletcher, 34, of Lenoir, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, DWI, and he was also charged for an outstanding warrant for injury to personal property in Caldwell County.