Police arrest two in simultaneous unrelated shootings

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord Police arrested two men Sunday night in separate and unrelated shootings that occurred within minutes of each other.

Police responded to reports of gunshots around 1 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of McKinnon Avenue and Hillandale Street in Concord. 

According to Concord Police, upon arrival they discovered 28-year-old Lavar Lowe suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower calf. While investigating, police learned that the suspect was in a nearby residence.

They arrested 41-year-old Marvin Dewon Wilson and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Wilson was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under $200,000 bound.

Police say they believe that Wilson and Lowe knew each other and had an argument before the shooting.

While investigating the McKinnon Avenue shooting, officers were alerted to another report of gunshots near the location. 

Concord Police say they traveled to a nearby apartment complex on Hamilton Avenue and began to search for several subjects that fled the apartment. They located 18-year-old Wayne Gaither III suffering from gunshot wounds to his buttocks.

Police say they continued their search and found the suspect, 20-year-old Joseph Antonius Jr. hiding in a wooden area. Antonius was taken into custody and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under $250,000 bond.

Police say they believe that Gaither and Antonius did not know each other and both did not live in the apartment complex of the shooting, however, they were both there attending a party.

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